So House members have been told that they're gonna actually have to work for a living, with in-coming Majority Leader Steny Hoyer saying that the House will be in session Mondays thru Fridays when the new Congress convenes. That ain't goin' down too well with some of the Republican members, who seem to believe that actually having to work for their annual salary of $165,200 is, um, an assault on family values.
"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."
Tell that to the folks working for minimum wage (which you refuse to raise), Mr. Kingston. Tell that to the people working two jobs just to make ends meet or to pay for health care. How often do you think they get to see their families, Mr. Whiny-Butt Boy? Cry me a freaking river. This is the job you wanted, that you campaigned for, that you spent millions of other people's money to get. So, STFU and get to work.
Obviously, Kingston believes that a three-day work-week is cruel and unusual punishment.
These arrogant little prima donna assholes really need to get out of DC and see what the real world is like.