Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Welcome to the club, Jack Kingston.

Whine, whine:

Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January. . . .

For lawmakers within a reasonable commute of Washington, longer weeks are not a burden -- although they are likely to cut into members' fundraising and campaigning activities. But for members from Alaska and Hawaii, the West Coast, or rural states, the new schedule will mean less time at home and more stress.

"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."

First, Washington Post? Jack Kingston lives in Savannah, Georgia. It's around a four-hour flight from Savannah to Atlanta to Washington, D. C.

Second, Jack Kingston? Quit whining, or quit Congress.