Congress can't even hold to the average American work week!

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  1. snrsvdbygrc

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    Does this really surprise anyone?

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243643,00.html

    First we claim to hold them to higher standards but we really don't care if they even work for our tax dollars. Be nice if we could see how much time the person we are voting for actually puts into his/her job!
     
  2. Lagardo

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    This article doesn't tell us anything, really. It lets us know when congress is in session and when votes are taking place, but for the most part, your rep is not even there then. They do have a lot to do outside of the dome that is work.
     
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    Like give speeches and raise money in order to win the next election.
     
  4. Lagardo

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    Like anybody, I get a little cynical about politicians, but I also know that guaging how much they work by counting their time in the dome is like saying a pastor only works two days a week.
     
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    No, there are meetings with various officials, as well as citizens that come to his office. There is a lot of reading to do. There is no way, they can read every bill that comes before the, but they should at lest skim through them.
    Of course, we expect him to attend parades and other funcitons in his congressional district.

    Newspapers, TV, Radio stations and other media are constantly interviewing them. In additon, they are often on local radio talk shows.

    This is like someone saying your preacher only works one hour a week on Sunday morning. Pastors and most members know the real truth.

    Salty
     
  6. Martin

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    Call me simple but I think we, the American people, are better off when those turkeys are not in Washington. If you ask me, the less they work the better. However I would propose a drastic cut in pay for all of them. :wavey:
     
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    I would too but they are the ones that vote on it.
     

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