GOP Congressmen Quit Because of Five-Day Work Week

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posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 05:32 PM
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GOP Congressmen Quit Because of Five-Day Work Week


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Nine Republican congressmen have so far announced that they will be running for re-election. One of those lawmakers, Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL), complained "that the Democrats' new five-day workweek" is part of the reason they're all retiring:

"I do think the schedule and the flying is a huge pain for people, particularly those who are from the Midwest or even further West," he said, adding that it's "probably the worst part of the job."

"I think that has played into these retirement announc
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posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 05:32 PM
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BOO HOO

These are the people we elected to run our country!


What, did they think running a country was a part time job?


Why all the flying, why is it hard on their family? Why don't they move their family to D.C. where they are working now? Isn't that what most normal people would do if they got a job out of town?

There are people that have to work seven days a week just to get by, and they are complaining about working a normal work week? PLEASE!

I say good riddance to these "congressmen", the people made a mistake in electing you in the first place. People elected these politicians thinking they would work hard for them. They were elected to perform one of the most important jobs in our government, but have to bail out because the job now requires them to work 5 days a week, they just can't handle that, that's just toooo much!

See ya, and don't let the door hit your butt.



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[edit on 10/10/07 by Keyhole]



posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 06:00 PM
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Nine Republican congressmen have so far announced that they will be running for re-election. One of those lawmakers, Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL), complained "that the Democrats' new five-day workweek" is part of the reason they're all retiring:



Which is it? Are they running for re-election or are they retiring?

Must be another George Soros funded web-site that can't get the facts straight?

[edit on 10-10-2007 by RRconservative]



posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 06:35 PM
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Must be a typo on that site, here it is from another source.

GOP Congressmen Quit Because of Five-Day Work Week.


Nine Republican congressmen have so far announced that they will not be running for re-election. One of those lawmakers, Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL), complained “that the Democrats’ new five-day workweek” is part of the reason they’re all retiring



Thanks for the heads up on that.



[edit on 10/10/07 by Keyhole]



posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 10:21 PM
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George Soros, evil typo mastermind? Man... What's it like living in constant terror of whoever a talking head on television tells you to be afraid of?



posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 11:08 PM
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Congressmen do have to maintain their residence in the district the represent. Only the very rich and can afford to keep their main residence in their home state and buy a nice place in Washington big enough for their famillies, especially if they have children.

Plus, their job is to represent their district, so obviously they need to travel back and forth quite often.



posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 12:24 PM
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Sorry, can't find ANY sympathy for them over this, "having to work 5 days a week"!

From Original Source


In Dec. 2006, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) also griped about having to work five days each week, stating, “Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that’s what this says.”



How hard do they think it is on the families of the soldiers in Iraq!



posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by Keyhole
How hard do they think it is on the families of the soldiers in Iraq!


That is a damn good point sir! Heaven forbid they put in a solid weeks work for once.



posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 02:25 PM
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I thought this was the way everyone wanted it? We all get 2 hour lunches, paid maternity + first 5 years of childhood off, 20 hour work weeks, paid medical, paid 30 days mandatory vacation, etc..

This guy is just ahead of his time.



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