Jack Kingston then (complaining about Congress being in session for more than 2.5 days a week):

“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.”

Jack Kingston now:

If the Democrat Party truly wanted to take on poverty, they would have to say what is the relationship between marriage and the poverty level and between hours worked and the poverty level, because the truth of the matter is, if people end poverty, many of them would marry and work 40 hours a week, they would be out of poverty. … It’s not something I have the knowledge of or the information of, but it’s an economic fact that I hope we could have committee hearings on and discuss this. If we want to attack poverty, that’s where we need to go.

Sheesh. Apparently the families of 435 Congressmen are more important than the families of 35 million Americans.

Oh, I almost forgot – a woman’s place is in the home, tending to the kids, not drawing a paycheck. A full-time worker making the federal minimum wage falls $6,000 short of the poverty line. Tough luck for you, poor Americans!

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  • Thanks for catching this. I think I saw something about it on The Daily Show, but it had slipped my mind by this morning.

  • Foraker

    Let’s not forget the families of the troops sent to Iraq. Again. And again.

    And again….

  • yeah, that libertarian thing is like an entry drug…

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