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Why does Congress need so many vacations?

Our country does not stop running, so why do they? In MI many state workers are being forced to tak furlough days, (6 days) why doesn't Congress take some furlough days, cut backs, and still be REQUIRED to show up for work? This is messed up, don't you think?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 AM on Sep. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I work full time and recieve 180 hours of vacation time from my employer. why should congress not have the same allowances?

    Answer by Jademom07 at 7:58 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • why should congress not have the same allowances?

    Because their employer is bankrupt and can no longer afford to pay for their vacation days. Just like if any private company went broke.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:21 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • They would never vote against their recesses, health care, pay raises, pensions, and most importantly, TERM LIMITS.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:38 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • My husband has worked for 30 yrs and now gets 8 weeks vacation. Congress has much more time off than that. They beleive they deserve it after ripping Americans a new one as often as they do. Must be hard work. All you have to do is watch C Span to see how most of their day is spent chatting. That is if they even show up.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:17 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

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