Would you like to have a job that gave you 218 days off a year? According to the official calendar put out by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the House of Representatives will only be in session for 147 days in 2017. And that is actually an increase from last year. In 2016, there were only 131 legislative days for the House. So if you are wondering why Congress never seems to get anything done, this is one of the biggest reasons. The sad truth is that members of Congress simply do not spend a lot of time doing what they were elected to do.
Commentary & Analysis
L. A. Marzulli
Think about this for a moment. How hard do you work? How much time are you allowed to take off… two weeks vacation?
Then take a look at our “elected” officials, who have more time off than the Maytag Repair man. Are you kidding me?
Meanwhile, Obummer-Care is still in play and most of us will pay upward of 50% of our hard-earned-income to a bloated FEDERAL and state governments, who, while elected to serve us, for the most part do anything but.
Border wall? What border wall?
Lower taxes? Not a chance with this congress.
Infrastructure repair? Don’t see it happening yet.
Trump is trying to implement his agenda and campaign promises but the republicans seem to be dead set against doing anything but vacationing. Hey Mitch & Paul! Fire up the BBQ and pass the potato salad!
I wonder what these elected officials would do with a regular 40 work week… ?
What a life. vacation, vacation and more vacation.
I wonder what would happen if the rest of us took the same amount of Recess?
Recess? It sounds like I’m back in 6th grade. Seriously?