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They Need a Break!

Let's see - since taking power the Democrats have accomplished what? Not one thing they "promised" or "claimed the American people wanted"; however, it seems they are getting more time off! Wasn't President Bush's "alleged" time off a big deal in the 2004 election? On never mind, just another double standard - A standard where democrats are concerned!

Democrats Plan a Shorter Workweek - New York Times
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 β€” Shortly after winning a majority last year, Democrats triumphantly declared that they would put Congress back to work, promising an β€œend to the two-day workweek.” And indeed, the House has clocked more time in Washington this year than in any other session since 1995, when Republicans, newly in control, sought to make a similar point.

But 10 months into the session, with their legislative agenda often in gridlock with the Bush administration and a big election year looming, the Democrats are now planning a lighter schedule when the 110th Congress begins its second year in mid-January.

The House majority leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, told fellow Democrats this week that the House would not be in session next year on Fridays, except in June for work on appropriations bills.

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