If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy
James Madison (American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)...Two faced ? Could be!

If some of you remember...our congress of old, last year to be exact...the one that didn't do squat for a a matter of fact it holds the title of the only congress that has worked the least amount of hours...EVER! Well at least since 1948 according to the Sunlight Foundation. The actual numbers were as follows:

97 days for the House of Representatives
130 days for Congress

Well...with these numbers you would think none of those in the 109th Congress would have room to complain about anything, as they had more time off than worked. I guess they assumed this would go unnoticed...well, seems that the U.S. citizens spoke and with their votes took away Republican rule of Congress and handed it over to the Democrats...who in a zealous response to the previous congress that the work schedule would change...starting with the "First 100 hours of Congress". Your boy from Georgia had something to say about more honestly worked days to get things done...Representative Jack Kingston said:

“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.”

In an article titled "Kingston: Americans Should ‘Marry and Work Longer Hours’ To Escape Poverty" at Think Progress you can read his stand on poverty and the wage increase that just recently passed...namely this quote, which coming from this guy means nothing as he has no work ethic as seen from last year:

KINGSTON: If the Democrat Party truly wanted to take on poverty, they would have to say what is the relationship between marriage and the poverty level and between hours worked and the poverty level, because the truth of the matter is, if people end poverty, many of them would marry and work 40 hours a week, they would be out of poverty. … It’s not something I have the knowledge of or the information of, but it’s an economic fact that I hope we could have committee hearings on and discuss this. If we want to attack poverty, that’s where we need to go. With that, I yield back the balance of my time.

This man is insane and needs to be out of his office with his blatant dance on either side of most topics. Then again...this guy is probably not alone among his peers unfortunately.

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