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House Republicans Give Themselves 239 Days Off

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liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 5, 2013
House Republicans Give Themselves 239 Days Off, Average American Worker Only Gets 12

Americans work damn hard for the little pay they receive, and for all that hard work they typically get less than two weeks of vacation days a year. Members of Congress, on the other hand, have unveiled a work schedule that millions of workers can only dream of.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced the release of the 2013 congressional calendar in November, and it looks like laziness is in vogue. Thatís right, even as House Republicans portray the average American as lazy bottom feeders sucking off the government teat, they have given themselves an astonishing 239 days off this year. That means they will only work 126 days during a year when the nation has a multitude of issues to deal with.

So how does that stack up against the President, past Congresses, and most importantly, the American people?

According to a CNN report, American workers are currently receiving less vacation time than previously, only 12 days per year. Perhaps more interestingly, they are only taking 10 of those 12 days. Considering that many American companies donít honor national holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving like they used to, and that even weekends have become work days, Americans could potentially work over 300 days a year. This is burdensome all by itself until you realize that members of Congress make $174,000 a year for working less than half that number of days. House Speaker John Boehner makes even more, pulling in $223,500. The average American, meanwhile, makes far less for working far more. According to mybudget360.com :

The latest Census data has the median household income in the US at $50,500,Ē and ďone out of four US households are living with less than $25,000 per year in household income. This makes sense when we measure this up against Social Security data that has the median per capita worker income at $26,000 for 2010.

So while Americans are working themselves to the bone in order to just scrape by, John Boehner is able to spend 239 days tanning and tinkering with his golf swing. Doesnít sound very fair does it?

More at: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/03/03/house...
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#2 Mar 5, 2013
"Doesnít sound very fair does it?"

Let me be the 1st to say.......Bahahyahahayahah!
liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 5, 2013
Sounds like Consistent is drunk again.

Sounds about right; it is only the 5th of the month so he hasn't spent all of his government check yet.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#4 Mar 5, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
Sounds like Consistent is drunk again.
Sounds about right; it is only the 5th of the month so he hasn't spent all of his government check yet.
Do you Feel that nobody on here KNOWS that YOU are the Drunk?

I have been generous to you because of your clear and consistently revealed Mental Illness.

But do not confuse my/our kindness with ignorance....WE know that you are mixing something with that Thorazine!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#5 Mar 5, 2013
Where is the link to the data indicating the House was in recess for 239 days? Does it say in one year or since 2008 or over what time frame? Lot of facts being left out, but then facts often times ruin a good liberal lie/story!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#6 Mar 5, 2013
Never Mind, I just reviewed the website. Political Humor, Lefty style!!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#7 Mar 5, 2013
This is from the "News" site that our Resident Iddiot uses for her "News". This is cut/paste from the Web Sites "About Us"

(Have you ever heard me refer to the Kool Aid Talking Pints for the Sheeple)

"About us"

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liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Mar 5, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
Where is the link to the data indicating the House was in recess for 239 days? Does it say in one year or since 2008 or over what time frame? Lot of facts being left out, but then facts often times ruin a good liberal lie/story!
Perhaps you should try to prove the facts wrong. According to you, that is YOUR job, not mine!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#9 Mar 5, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps you should try to prove the facts wrong. According to you, that is YOUR job, not mine!
"that is YOUR job, not mine!"

Gawd could you be a bigger Victim!

You post the Kool Aid Points as the Dull Tool YOU are, then you deand that the Big Kids "Prooooooove" that your Bullshaaat is Bullshaat!

Tell us Victim, What is "Your Job"

(Note; NOBODY would ever ask YOU what your "Work" is. As a Demokrat Sheeple, you only seek a "Job", not work. No doubt YOU feel victimized because that "Job" does not Redistribute more money to you, for your lack of a work ethic).

But YOU are a serious person....Hahahauauahahaioahah ahehe!
LIbEralS

Blue Bell, PA

#10 Mar 5, 2013
Politician's paid time off looks like a good place to start cutting. MAYBE OBAMA SHOULD SET THE EXAMPLE?
liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Mar 5, 2013
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
"that is YOUR job, not mine!"
Gawd could you be a bigger Victim!
You post the Kool Aid Points as the Dull Tool YOU are, then you deand that the Big Kids "Prooooooove" that your Bullshaaat is Bullshaat!
Tell us Victim, What is "Your Job"
(Note; NOBODY would ever ask YOU what your "Work" is. As a Demokrat Sheeple, you only seek a "Job", not work. No doubt YOU feel victimized because that "Job" does not Redistribute more money to you, for your lack of a work ethic).
But YOU are a serious person....Hahahauauahahaioahah ahehe!
We KNOW what you work is.

You sit on your ass and collect a US government check while you use up our tax dollars using your "free" health care.

WHO is the leech here?
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#12 Mar 5, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
Politician's paid time off looks like a good place to start cutting. MAYBE OBAMA SHOULD SET THE EXAMPLE?
Barry the Messiah is to darn busy "Focusing like a Laser" on Amerika's pressing needs.

The "Folks" would be left to wander like Sheep if the Messiah was not at the helm of the "Ship of State".....Sumbuddy gotta vote "pwresent".
LIbEralS

Blue Bell, PA

#13 Mar 5, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
<quoted text>
We KNOW what you work is.
You sit on your ass and collect a US government check while you use up our tax dollars using your "free" health care.
WHO is the leech here?
You do realize that 75% of the people that voted for OBAMA are using food stamp - don't you? You are disparaging your own party. Keep up the good work!
liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Mar 5, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
<quoted text>
You do realize that 75% of the people that voted for OBAMA are using food stamp - don't you? You are disparaging your own party. Keep up the good work!
Totally untrue, like usual for you.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#15 Mar 5, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
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Perhaps you should try to prove the facts wrong. According to you, that is YOUR job, not mine!
Did you look at the actual Calendar on the House of Representives website?? My guess is no, or you would not have reposted one of the dumber articles you have posted. Your humor boys counted all the days the US Congressman spend back in their disticts,(at leaset 1 week a month sometimes 2) as days off. While I am sure McCollum and Ellison use the days as off days, most congressional people use the time to meet with local legislators and people in their districts to get some feed back. Now this is written in any book or left wing blog so I am sure this is not proof enough for you, but it is common sense and that is proof enough for most people with normal IQ.
liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Mar 5, 2013
Yes.

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