The new United States Congress, populated by a gaggle of Democrats that have gained the majority, has made the promise that they will work diligently to make the changes they feel are necessary to lead America into a new direction.
This diligence was promised last December on the front page of the Washington Post. The headline said "House to Work 5 Days a Week."
The Democrats stated that the labor issue most on the minds of Congress is their own. Hoyer said members of the House will be expected in the Capitol for votes each week by 6:30 pm Monday and will finish their business about 2 pm Friday.
Don't you love it when politicians make promises?
Wait, what's this? Today a press release by Hoyer proclaims that on Monday, January 8, 2007: "The House is not in session."
Huh? What about that five day work week?
According to the DrudgeReport, The House is taking Monday off this week because of the College Football National Championship.
Tape it, folks, or use the DVR. You said 5 day work week, so give it to us.
Wait, there's more. The following Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Oops, two four-day work weeks in a row.
Willing to work Saturdays?
Of course not.
Okay, so the 100 hours will take a little longer than promised. I'm sure they will stick to their other promises of preventing us from listening to terrorists' phone calls, stop us from properly interrogating captured terrorists, continue to keep us from monitoring terrorists' financial transactions, oppose the Patriot Act, confer unmerited rights on terrorists and illegal aliens, oppose profiling to identify terrorists in our midst, continue to call our president a war criminal as they quit the battlefield in the midst of war, send us spiraling toward a recession as they make it more difficult for businesses to conduct business, penalize the successful for becoming successful, and so on and so on and so on.
By the way, in the morning, MyPoint Radio will be on the air 7am pacific time, and I plan to call in for a while to discuss this, and many other issues that interest you. Tune in if you can, or listen later through the archive.