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The U.S. Congress Works Only 138 Days a Year. This is a Problem That Must Be FIXED.

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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: carewemust

No. They don't deserve it.

But I'm not sure how to keep them from doing what they think their job is.


I'll write the Whitehouse. President Trump said this past Friday that he was "disappointed" with how slow Congress works with issues that are important to the American people.

I'll request that he ask one of his assistants to start an online petition for Americans to voice our dissatisfaction with snail-paced, vacation-loving Congress.

Edit to add: DONE. E-mail sent, via www.WhiteHouse.gov.
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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 11:50 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: [post=22183056]carewemust[/post


Why would you want them working more hours?
They screw things up plenty bad in the time they work now.

For once we agree. Instead of increasing days lets start cutting back.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 02:07 AM
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@OP You are absolutely right. If we cut it down to about 1 week thats about as much national government as I want. Pay reduction too of course.
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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 02:14 AM
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How can I get a job in your Congress???



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 02:24 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

The less congress works the better.

We need less laws, not more of them.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Aren't they in their state working when they're not in Washington?

I know Bobby Scott is.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: ICycle2
How can I get a job in your Congress???


Well your avatar is a good start !!




posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

They work more than that. Members of Congress typically spend between 4 and 6 hours per day, every day (including weekends) cold calling wealthy people and businesses, asking for donations to run their next campaign.

Money to stay in office is the goal, from the second they're elected. Actually meeting and discussing bills/voting takes a back seat to that.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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The U.S. Congress Works Only 138 Days a Year. This is a Problem That Must Be FIXED.

How bout NO.

They manage to screw up epically only working a third of the year.

Imagine what it would be like working the entire year.

Just say NO.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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Indeed.

They should only be working 4 weeks out of the year at 50k per year.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
Indeed.

They should only be working 4 weeks out of the year at 50k per year.


They can't passed tax reform, infrastructure projects, Obamacare repeal, or anything else of significance working only 4 weeks a year.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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Are you really that daft? Congress is IN SESSION that many days and that many hours. Any Congressman doesn't just sit around the bar the rest of those hours. They have offices and staff, committee meetings of all sorts, and the inevitable citizens who want their representative to fix whatever perceived ill they think they have. Your average congressman works seven days a week, 12 hours a day. Whether he does "good" work for constituents is another question altogether. But looking at session times and equating that to "work" is about the most simplistic thing you could come up with and is completely absurd.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 09:15 PM
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May 13, 2017

It's interesting that the Trump Administration gets the most done when All or part of Congress is on vacation.

When the House/Senate was on a 10 day vacation last month, the "Mother of All Bombs" was dropped on Terrorists in Afghanistan.

The House has been on vacation for the past week. President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Probably just coincidences, since the President accomplishes something significant pretty much every week.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 09:33 PM
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May 13, 2017

Maybe they're SAFER staying in Washington D.C.!

""A Tenessee woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment after allegedly chasing Congressman David Kustoff, who voted in favor of the American Health Care Act, down a highway and placing him "in fear of being run off" the road.""

Full Story: www.thedailybeast.com... l



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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Monday, May 15, 2017

YEAH. Our House of Representatives have returned from the 2nd vacation in as many months. A full plate is scheduled for this week.

www.freedomworks.org...



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