A couple of sites I read had the same take, from different sides of the political spectrum, on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Brian noted that the Democrats aren’t getting much that they promised done — and are shortening their workweek in which to get things done!
- Democrats Plan Shorter Workweek
Shortly after winning a majority last year, Democrats triumphantly declared that they would put Congress back to work, promising an “end to the two-day workweek.” And indeed, the House has clocked more time in Washington this year than in any other session since 1995, when Republicans, newly in control, sought to make a similar point.
But 10 months into the session, with their legislative agenda often in gridlock with the Bush administration and a big election year looming, the Democrats are now planning a lighter schedule when the 110th Congress begins its second year in mid-January.
The House majority leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, told fellow Democrats this week that the House would not be in session next year on Fridays, except in June for work on appropriations bills.
Explaining that decision to reporters, Mr. Hoyer said, “I do intend to have more time for members to work in their districts and to be close to their families.”
What can I say? How many times are these people going to be caught in their lies, breaking their campaign promises, before people wise up? Another “See, I Told You So” from me, ladies and gentlemen. They’re piling up so fast, I’m losing track of how many times I was right about these clowns. lol
And if you want to know how deluded these guys are in Congress, check this part out:
…they blame Mr. Bush and Republicans for Congress’s low approval ratings, which they say will only help the Democrats expand their majority in 2008.
“Certainly, it has been a sprint and a marathon at the same time this year,” said Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “We have accomplished a lot, especially on the domestic front.”
Their low rating is because they’ve broken virtually every campaign pledge they made. But, of course, it’s those evil Republicans fault for “obstructing” legislation (something you know the Democrats never, ever did…except they did, on a constant basis. They don’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot).
And let’s take a look at all the things they “got done” this year. Minimum wage increase, check. And…………..I think that’s pretty much it. Lovely record to run on in 2008, isn’t it?
Of course, the minimum wage increase brings the legal minimum up to somewhere around the current economic minimum; people are already getting $7.00 an hour to start at what were the traditional minimum wage employers, because that’s simply what the market required to get anybody to come to work!
From the far end of the other side of the spectrum comes Rob Kall, also complaining about what the Democrats haven’t accomplished:
- Do Reid and Pelosi WANT The Occupancy of Iraq to Continue?
by Rob Kall
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