Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Republicans are apoplectic.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the Maryland Democrat who will become House majority leader and is writing the schedule for the next Congress, said members should expect longer hours than the brief week they have grown accustomed to [...]
"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."
Actually, it says that our elected officials will have to actually work for their salaries. I had no idea that they were such proponents of a 3-day workweek. I'm sure they'll be writing legislation to give the rest of us that right, what with them being all "pro-family" and all.
Apparently, it also says that there's a law against members moving their families to Washington D.C.
But given how much these Republicans value their families, there's just one viable alternative for those poor souls now forced to work for a living -- retirement.
There are plenty others that will be more than happy to work the slave hours demanded of them by those evil Democrats now in control.