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Weary Congress To Get Four Day Weeks

From The Hill:

Battle-weary House Dems eye short weeks, easy votes ahead of election

By Jared Allen – 04/11/10

House leaders are preparing a schedule of short weeks and relatively easy votes over the next seven weeks as they aim for a smooth entry to election season.

If December marked the point at which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) shifted mentally into “campaign mode,” April marks the point at which she and other House leaders are finally beginning to implement a campaign-first legislative ground game.

“They’ll be no more tough votes,” a Democratic leadership aide said of the April and May legislative work period.

House leaders have scheduled a number of four-day weeks and relatively easy agenda items in order to give their members plenty of room to maneuver for their upcoming races

Weren’t we promised an end to four day weeks back when the Democrats were running to take over Congress in 2006? Oh, and an end to earmarks, as well.

How we laughed.

Still, this begs the perennial question: do we really need Congress to come back from recess?

Hasn’t it been a wonderful two weeks, with them on vacation? Aren’t Congressmen the most unessential of unessential personnel? In fact, they are worse than unessential.

In any case, we seemed to have done very well for the last two weeks without them.

In the words of our young president, the sky is still blue. Birds are still singing.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Weary Congress To Get Four Day Weeks”

  1. mr_bill says:

    How does this square with the Democrats’ insistance that they rush an immigration (read: Amnesty) bill through Congress. All the illegals were marching about it over the weekend with Harry Reid hosting one rally and promising to get a vote soon. Surely, they won’t let this crisis go to waste.

    I don’t think they will slow down one bit, they know they’re going to lose big in November and they will never have another majority this large so they will cram through as much legislation as possible before they get pink slips. Of course, this will keep the opposition roaring and maintain the momentum of Tea Party groups, Republicans, Libertarians, and everybody else who sees what a radical group this Congress really is.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    The big question in my mind is are they STILL BEING PAID for that day?

  3. Right of the People says:

    They should just stay home! We’ll just vote them out this fall and send them their final pay. If they aren’t meeting, they can’t do any real harm.

  4. confucius says:

    To summarize, Congress now works less than the Post Office.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    I smell a midnight pay raise for the lazy asses in DC!


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