Thursday, January 11, 2007

Congressional Vacation

Over at the Drudge Report, Dick Morris has an editorial:
"House Democrats lost considerable credibility yesterday when their opening session was cancelled so that members could attend the Ohio State-Florida State football game.

This is not a joke.

It is, however, a blunt metaphor for how genuinely out of touch the members of Congress really are. How many other Americans do you suppose were given the same perk? A day off because of an evening football game? And how many school kids would like to have time off to watch their own favorite teams? What kind of message is the House leadership sending?

Is it that they don’t get how bad it looks, or that they don’t care?

Their record has been dismal. Last year, the House and Senate worked an average of about two days a week for their salary of $162,500. Nice work if you can find it.

My response is: Let them take as much time off as they want, because then they will do less damage. Thomas Paine said it best: "That government is best which governs least."

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