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Qtec
02-10-2012, 06:41 AM
LOL.........

http://images.dailykos.com/i/user/191280/workcalendars2.png

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sack316
02-10-2012, 08:38 AM
in 2008 it was only 119 (the last presidential election year when Democrats controlled the House). Not too awfully much better.

Then again, the less days they are there to mess things up, the better off we all may be /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Sack

Qtec
02-10-2012, 09:20 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> in 2008 it was only 119 (the last presidential election year when Democrats controlled the House). Not too awfully much better.</div></div>

..and why was that?

What was it like before the Dems had a majority?

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sack316
02-10-2012, 09:45 AM
actually just read that the schedule was even lighter originally for 2008. But really doesn't matter, both parties would rather campaign than work.

Sack

Qtec
02-10-2012, 10:07 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But really doesn't matter, </div></div>

Doesn't it?

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eg8r
02-10-2012, 10:23 AM
Why didn't the Daily Kos show us how many days the Dems will be working "for the little guy"? Why didn't your partisan little brain think to mention it?

eg8r

Soflasnapper
02-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Sure, but don't call missing all month in August and October except for a few days any kind of recess, say, a summer recess or a fall recess, because Congress no longer has any recesses. LOL!

I think it's all the golf that Boehner has to work into his schedule. Makes Obama look like a non-golfer, that guy! Couple times a week, minimum.

LWW
02-11-2012, 02:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sure, but don't call missing all month in August and October except for a few days any kind of recess, say, a summer recess or a fall recess, because Congress no longer has any recesses. LOL! </div></div>

Actually, this is quite true.

In 1789, when congress went out of town ... it could take weeks to get everyone back.

Today, with congress scattered across the land, a majority could congregate within 24 hours with ease ... and via video conference within hours if not minutes.

Welcome to the 21st century.

LWW
02-11-2012, 02:23 AM
Is that all it took to block the agenda of the smartest POTUS and the most brilliant house minority leader of all time?

Qtec
02-13-2012, 02:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The Congress of 2006 is shaping up to be another "do nothing" body, a flashback to Truman's 1948 re-election run for the presidency. According to the Houston Chronicle, "With two-thirds of the 2006 legislative calendar over, Congress has passed and sent President Bush only two major pieces of legislation.




Part-Time Work, Full-Time Salary, Big-Time Expense
Base salary this year is $165,200. In the first two months of 2006, the House spent 47 hours in session. If it sticks to the current schedule, total days in session will be 97.

According to the Library of Congress, the House has spent 65 legislative days in session this year. Last year, the House was in session 141 days -- twice as many. In 2004, it was 110, a third more. In 2000, Mother Jones inaugurated "do nothing" awards for a House that had 138 legislative days in 1999.

For context, "during the 1960s and 70s, Congress averaged 323 days in session." And when Truman created that "do nothing" soundbite, Congress was in session only 108 days, according to USA Today.

Part of the credit for the reduced hours inside the Beltway is a late Tuesday afternoon-to-Thursday afternoon schedule. Congressmen do spend more time in their districts -- but are they working for constituents or fundraising?

In 1976, House candidates spent an average of $70,000 on an election campaign. By 1996, the average winner of a House seat spent $673,000. To unseat an incumbent that year, the challenger spent an average of $1.07 million. In 2004, the average winner spent of a House seat spent $1,033,538. In the Senate, a winning seat cost $7,172,908.

Remember, the base salary is $165,200. House members need to raise almost $3K a day over a 365-day period. Senators, who stand for re-election every six years, would need to raise almost $20K a day over 365 days or almost $7K a day over a three-year period. </div></div>

Remember this?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Two House Republicans Missed Swearing In While At A Fundraiser In The Capitol, Violating Constitution On Day It Was Read

WASHINGTON -- Two House Republicans have cast votes as members of the 112th Congress, but were not sworn in on Wednesday, a violation of the Constitution on the same day that the GOP had the document read from the podium.

The Republicans, incumbent Pete Sessions of Texas and freshman Mike Fitzpatrick, missed the swearing in because they were at a fundraiser in the Capitol Visitors Center. The pair watched the swearing-in on television from the Capitol Visitors Center with their hands raised. </div></div>

First day and they are at a fundraiser!!!!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

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LWW
02-13-2012, 03:50 AM
And?

Qtec
02-13-2012, 06:06 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And? </div></div>

Lets see if you can work this one out for yourself Snoopy.

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LWW
02-13-2012, 06:25 AM
Split personality syndrome now?

But, to help you through it ... you obviously simply cut and pasted a spoon fed "OPINION" of which you seem to have no actual understanding nor any original thoughts to add.

IOW ... everything is normal in your fantasy theater of the mind.

Qtec
02-13-2012, 06:59 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">you obviously simply cut and pasted a spoon fed "OPINION" of which you seem to have no actual understanding nor any original thoughts to add. </div></div>

Once again you flap that mouth but nothing comes out.

Sad.

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eg8r
02-13-2012, 09:40 AM
He is doing as I told him to do. He has already proven his is intellectually challenged and he should do himself a favor and not open his mouth. Just cut and paste.

eg8r

LWW
02-13-2012, 01:55 PM
Then, in your own words, explain what your opinion is on this topic.