Which, I have to admit, is a more stringent work schedule than the Republicans kept.
It seems that Stenny Hoyer is making a schedule and trying to get some work accomplished. I applaud him, yet some are whining.
"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."Hey, you dumb SOB! No one assigned you the job. You asked for it. Campaigned for it. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, if you and the rest of the Republican Congress hadn't pissed away the opportunity to lead, you would still be having a three-day workweek. Now, get to work and shut-the-hell-up.
Kingston continues the stupidity:
Time away from Washington is just as important to being an effective member of Congress as time spent in the Capitol, Kingston added. "When I'm here, people call me Mr. Congressman. When I'm home, people call me 'Jack, you stupid SOB, why did you vote that way?' It keeps me grounded."Oh, Jeez, Jack, you're making this too easy. I called you a stupid SOB from down here in Louisiana. Your constituents call you that to your face. Methinks thou doth protest too much.
Then, the House Minority Leader chimes in:
Setting a calendar that satisfies 435 members is impossible, said the current majority leader, Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who will become minority leader in January. "Between the travel issues, the members' work schedules, the family and district issues, it was a Rubik's cube," he said.Well, hell, Boehner. There's the frigging problem. If you're in charge you don't set a schedule that satisfies the memebers. You lead. Frankly, the people of the United States don't give a tinkers damn about whether the member of Congress are satisfied. We expect them to lead. Your failure to lead, sir, is the major reason that the American people made you the minority party.
Now, Representative Boehner, get your head out of your butt, and get to work.
Hat tip to No Quarters.