Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Congress to Become Slightly Less Lazy

According to today's Washington Post, the new 110th Congress will be working 5 days a week, instead of the less than 3 days they've become accustomed to under recent Republican rule. That had made the 109th Congress, among its many other sins, the laziest Congress in history.

But not everyone is happy about the change:

"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."

Surprisingly, the pro-family Republicans who ran the 109th Congress never got around to mandating a 4-day weekend (with two extra half-days thrown in) for all American families. Since I know they care about families other than their own, it amazes me that they could just sit by and watch while the 5 day work week tears husbands from wives and parents from children. But then again I suppose they just never found the time, given that they never passed most of the appropriations bills they were supposed to pass either.