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Friday, July 29, 2005
Quick straw poll for my readers. I'm feeling in a very Peter Gibbons mood right now, so I'll start with an Office Space quote:
So here is the question for you, my few but loyal readers. What would happen if you didn't go to work?
A. Get fired
2. Not get paid for the days you didn't go
III. Absolutely nothing, in fact you'd contemplate giving yourself a raise for a job well done.
I'd be willing to venture that for the majority of us, it would at least be 2 and quite possibly be A. However, it turns out that those who represent us in Congress don't like that idea, and have decided that they prefer III. There is the silly requirement that members of Congress are not to be paid for days that they are absent (unless sick). To The People looked at the Congressional Quarterly and found out that (H/T to The Agitator):
No, good government is enforcing the laws that are on the books! Good government is holding yourself accountable to the same laws that the rest of us have to live by! Good government is punishing Congressmen and Senators who shirk their duty! This is anything but good government!
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