When campaigning last fall for a shift of control to the Democrats in the U.S. Congress, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi promised a Dem-controlled House would be, “a hard-working body putting in five-day weeks.” According to several Web site reports surfacing this weekend, even that simple campaign promise has been broken by the 11-percent-approval-rating Pelosi-led Congress.
An anonymous House of Representatives staffer recently revealed to NewsMax.com, among others:
“We sometimes have days with just one hour of votes from 3 to 4 p.m. on renaming post offices before calling it a day,” the staffer told NewsMax.
“No votes are scheduled on Fridays this month. And Pelosi hopes to close the House down for the year on Nov. 16.
“Pelosi made a big deal of saying she would make the House work five-day weeks. You can see how long that lasted.”
One has to wonder, with the Dems in control, how long it will be before the days of $6,000 cordless phone battery purchases return with a vengeance.