Democrats ran to expand the work week in the House to 5 days.

But guess how long that lasted?

Not even one week!

"Culture Shock on Capitol Hill: House to Work 5 Days a Week" front-paged the WASHINGTON POST in December.

Majority leader Steny Hoyer said members of the House will be expected in the Capitol for votes each week by 6:30 p.m. Monday and will finish their business about 2 p.m. Friday.

Explained the POST: "Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January."

But on the morning after the night before, on the first full week of the new congress, Hoyer has pulled back from his vow!

A Hoyer press release obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT boldly declares: "Monday, January 8, 2007: The House is not in session."

Hill sources claim The House is taking Monday 'off' this week, because of the championship football game between Ohio State and the University of Florida.

And, of course, the following Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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Number 1: I shouldn't even be reading this, REFLECTING is supposed to be on my ignore list, but since I had the misfortune to open this post I will answer in this way: Number 2: The Washington Post is a Republican rag Number 3: Even if this is true, and once again I will wait and see, it is still better than the schedule set by the Republicans for the last 8 years which was a 3 DAY week. THE DOG
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Number 1: I shouldn't even be reading this, REFLECTING is supposed to be on my ignore list, but since I had the misfortune to open this post I will answer in this way: Number 2: The Washington Post is a Republican rag Number 3: Even if this is true, and once again I will wait and see, it is still better than the schedule set by the Republicans for the last 8 years which was a 3 DAY week. THE DOG




WOW! a lying dog...
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Originally posted by Reflecting One of the voices i:
Democrats ran to expand the work week in the House to 5 days.

But guess how long that lasted?

Not even one week!

"Culture Shock on Capitol Hill: House to Work 5 Days a Week" front-paged the WASHINGTON POST in December.

Majority leader Steny Hoyer said members of the House will be expected in the Capitol for votes each week by 6:30 p.m. Monday and will finish their business about 2 p.m. Friday.

Explained the POST: "Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January."

But on the morning after the night before, on the first full week of the new congress, Hoyer has pulled back from his vow!

A Hoyer press release obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT boldly declares: "Monday, January 8, 2007: The House is not in session."

Hill sources claim The House is taking Monday 'off' this week, because of the championship football game between Ohio State and the University of Florida.

And, of course, the following Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

100 hours...starting...soon


Did I misread your post, THE DEMOCRATS MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN DECEMBER, and you say they ran for office in an election a month earlier on that promise? What happened here is plainly visible, someone said she was going to keep house members on the floor 5 days a week. House members said "Like H**l you will." somebody had to back down again.
Go read what the corn dog has to say on the subject.
KEEP IN MIND THAT SPENDING ALL YOUR TIME AT WORK IN MEETINGS MEANS YOU DON'T GET ANY WORK DONE.
Who the h**l wants 435 people passing laws or arguing about passing laws when they could be looking at the provisions of the laws they are about to foist on an unsuspecting populace.
Remember that the only time AMERICANS are truly safe is when Congress is on vacation.
a 40 hour work week for the House of Representatives WOULD BE A REDUCTION of their normal workload.
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Originally posted by MADDOG 20/20:
Number 1: I shouldn't even be reading this, REFLECTING is supposed to be on my ignore list, but since I had the misfortune to open this post I will answer in this way: Number 2: The Washington Post is a Republican rag Number 3: Even if this is true, and once again I will wait and see, it is still better than the schedule set by the Republicans for the last 8 years which was a 3 DAY week. THE DOG


Misfortune to open the post....heee if I had a rolled up newspaper I could provide some adverse corrective behavior modification.....
It's amusing to see potshots. you choose to ignore my republican Pro-life Pro Heterosexual marriage pro gun pro prayer in school along with my less government the better philosophies,but yet you dain to reply ,prefacing your witicisms with "I had the misfortune..." trite and drival....I think the 20/20 was in a leaden container....The dog rolls over and licks his....

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