This from Political Wire:
"Keeping us up here eats away at families…The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."
-- Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), quoted by the Washington Post, in response to incoming-Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) plan to increase the House’s work schedule from three days a week to five.
Obviously this guy doesn't know Jack about work. But what can I say about that, he is a Republican in Washington. God forbid that legislators actually spend more time doing their jobs in discrete blocks of time, potentially freeing up longer blocks of time for legislators to be chatting up their pages via IM. Oops... sorry... that is... "spending time with their family."
For all the pissing and moaning that Congressional Republicans have done over the last six years on Democrats not being willing to do anything, this entire notion of Democrats proposing a longer Congressional workweek may seem... directly against the Republican "principles" of smaller and lazier government.
What the hell, y'know.