GOP: Work Sucks

OK, this is just priceless -- take a guess at what Republican Congressman Jack Kingston of Georgia is complaining about in this quote from today's Washington Post:

"____ eats away at families.... Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."

Answer: The Democrats' announcement that Congress will hold session five days a week.

You see, Republicans have become so efficient at doing the people's work, they will set a new record by working only 103 days during the two-year session that's wrapping up now. When they aren't on one of their long and frequent vacations, the legislative week has typically "started late Tuesday and ended by Thursday afternoon," the Post writes.

Plenty of time to fly home to Georgia, to spend time with your family.

But now, new House majority leader Steny Hoyer says that he's going to have the House in session from late Monday through 2:00pm Friday. Bastard!

Instead of keeping their mouths shut about it, Republicans actually came forward to complain about actually being asked to work. This bodes well for Democrats hoping that Nancy Pelosi and friends can expose the GOP as a bunch of buffoons now that the gavel is changing hands.

[by David S. Bernstein]
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