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(WTOP)   New report shows that Congress actually has an incredibly strong work ethic, is just misunderstood   (wtop.com) divider line 32
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2013-03-12 11:52:17 AM
5 votes:
And how much of that time is spent contemplating how their work could better align with the CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES this great nation was founded upon? These lousy two bit hucksters nowadays don't even stop to consider how by working they are inherently encouraging the godless communist islamofacist machine that the government has become. If these congressmen really cared about this country they would stop working immediately and refuse to further the political agenda of this usurper's administration. If the dumbocrats, RINOs and spineless jellyfish inderpendents in congress really wanted to work toward rebuilding the country they would stop working to rebuild the country.
2013-03-12 12:10:00 PM
4 votes:
Let's truly analyze


Here's how members of Congress spend their time while in D.C.:

- 35 percent on "Legislative/Policy Work" - Banging a hooker or pushing through bills for cash
- 17 percent on "Constituent Services Work" - Banging the wife/daughter/son of a donor
- 17 percent on "Political/Campaign Work" - Raising money and getting drunk
- 9 percent on "Press/Media Relations" - Getting drunk on the public dime
- 9 percent with "Family/Friends" - Getting drunk at dinner with "relatives"
- 7 percent on "Administrative/Managerial Work" - Banging an intern
- 6 percent on "Personal Time" - Getting drunk at the private trough
2013-03-12 10:29:58 AM
4 votes:
Can't get article to load, so I'm assuming this report was commissioned by Congress.
2013-03-12 10:27:54 AM
4 votes:

basemetal: If you mean a strong work ethic in campaign fundraising, yeah, I'd say probably so.


I would've said "grifting" myself, but six of one...
2013-03-12 12:08:02 PM
3 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: LordOfThePings: What a Congressman working might look like

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I'll raise that one........


i45.tinypic.com
2013-03-12 12:55:26 PM
2 votes:
Hilarious.  Based on a sample of 25 out of nearly 200 invited to participate. The rest I assume were just too lazy to reply.
2013-03-12 12:31:34 PM
2 votes:
Of course they have a strong work ethic. Those hands aren't going to shake themselves, you know.
2013-03-12 12:15:18 PM
2 votes:
i1.kym-cdn.com
2013-03-12 12:13:29 PM
2 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: "Members of Congress have a pretty strong work ethic. They spend about 70 hours a week when in Washington working, and when they are back home, about 59 hours a week," says Brad Fitch, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Management Foundation."


...and if you believe this shiat, I got a bridge you might be interested in too.


No you don't, because Congress won't fund infrastructure.
2013-03-12 12:13:12 PM
2 votes:
There's a difference between having ethics and having a work ethic, subby.

/Hitler had a good work ethic too
//Godwinned!
2013-03-12 11:56:16 AM
2 votes:

LordOfThePings: What a Congressman working might look like

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chuckslowe.com

I'll raise that one........
2013-03-12 11:53:47 AM
2 votes:
What a Congressman working might look like

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2013-03-12 11:52:38 AM
2 votes:
Congress is a soul whose intentions are good.
2013-03-12 11:47:54 AM
2 votes:
The House was in session for 153 days in 2012. Yeah, they're totally busting their asses.
2013-03-12 10:23:38 AM
2 votes:
If you mean a strong work ethic in campaign fundraising, yeah, I'd say probably so.
2013-03-12 01:45:22 PM
1 votes:
I know one guy in Congress who works very hard at drinking whiskey and being orange.
2013-03-12 01:19:39 PM
1 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: And how much of that time is spent contemplating how their work could better align with the CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES this great nation was founded upon? These lousy two bit hucksters nowadays don't even stop to consider how by working they are inherently encouraging the godless communist islamofacist machine that the government has become. If these congressmen really cared about this country they would stop working immediately and refuse to further the political agenda of this usurper's administration. If the dumbocrats, RINOs and spineless jellyfish inderpendents in congress really wanted to work toward rebuilding the country they would stop working to rebuild the country.


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2013-03-12 12:44:30 PM
1 votes:

whyRpeoplesostupid: The author

Brad Fitch
President & CEO

Bradford Fitch has spent 25 years in Washington as a journalist, congressional aide, consultant, college instructor, Internet entrepreneur, and writer/researcher.

Fitch began his career as a radio and television reporter in the 1980s. He began working on Capitol Hill in 1988 where he served for 13 years. He worked in a variety of positions for four Members of Congress, including: press secretary, campaign manager, legislative director, and chief of staff.

Fitch left Congress in 2001 to work for the Congressional Management Foundation. As Deputy Director of CMF, he served as a management consultant for Members of Congress, offering confidential guidance, conducting staff training programs, and writing publications on enhancing the performance of individual congressional offices and the institution. He served as editor of Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide for the 108th Congress and 109th Congress editions. In 2005 Fitch managed CMF's Communicating with Congress project, and co-authored the report, How Capitol Hill is Coping with the Surge in Citizen Advocacy. He left CMF in 2006 to form a new company, Knowlegis, in affiliation with Capitol Advantage. Knowlegis is now a part of CQ-Roll Call Group, where Fitch served as a Vice President until 2010 when he returned to CMF.

Fitch is also the author of Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials (TheCapitol.Net, 2010); Media Relations Handbook for Agencies, Associations, Nonprofits and Congress (TheCapitol.Net, 2004); "Best Practices in Online Advocacy for Associations, Nonprofits, and Corporations," a chapter in Routledge Handbook of Political Management (Routledge, 2008); and articles on communications and advocacy. He has taught journalism and public communications at American University in Washington, D.C, where he served an adjunct Associate Professor of Communications. He received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and h ...


Motherfarker can't hold a job.
2013-03-12 12:41:30 PM
1 votes:
Crap, the formatting got messed up on that. I'm too busy trying to get re-elected to redo it.
2013-03-12 12:39:11 PM
1 votes:
farm1.static.flickr.com
2013-03-12 12:37:31 PM
1 votes:
NO!
70 hours a week of sedition sprinkled with brief periods of treason is not farking "working".
2013-03-12 12:31:33 PM
1 votes:
Weren't there something like 250-300 anti-abortion bills last year? That's technically working, right?
2013-03-12 12:27:26 PM
1 votes:
I had a higher opinion of them before.  This is what they accomplish for 70 hours a week?
2013-03-12 12:26:58 PM
1 votes:

Bareefer Obonghit: And how much of that time is spent contemplating how their work could better align with the CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES this great nation was founded upon? These lousy two bit hucksters nowadays don't even stop to consider how by working they are inherently encouraging the godless communist islamofacist machine that the government has become. If these congressmen really cared about this country they would stop working immediately and refuse to further the political agenda of this usurper's administration. If the dumbocrats, RINOs and spineless jellyfish inderpendents in congress really wanted to work toward rebuilding the country they would stop working to rebuild the country.

thegeekydream.files.wordpress.com
2013-03-12 12:16:47 PM
1 votes:
All velocity, no vector.  Doesn't equal "work".

I would rather say they "Don't Work" very very hard.
2013-03-12 12:12:33 PM
1 votes:
Me too, Congress.  Me too.
2013-03-12 12:05:50 PM
1 votes:

SDRR: Citrate1007: They work very hard for corporations and billionaires.

They like to be referred to as constituents.


"Small businesses."
2013-03-12 11:54:41 AM
1 votes:

Cybernetic: The House was in session for 153 days in 2012. Yeah, they're totally busting their asses.


I read somewhere on here that there were 35 votes to repeal Obamacare (or more) in 2012. If true, that's one vote every 4.3 days of session. Basically, once a workweek.
2013-03-12 11:54:34 AM
1 votes:
"Members of Congress have a pretty strong work ethic. They spend about 70 hours a week when in Washington working, and when they are back home, about 59 hours a week," says Brad Fitch, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Management Foundation."


...and if you believe this shiat, I got a bridge you might be interested in too.
2013-03-12 11:49:40 AM
1 votes:

Cybernetic: The House was in session for 153 days in 2012. Yeah, they're totally busting their asses.


Them's schoolteacher hours.
2013-03-12 11:44:56 AM
1 votes:

wxboy: Can't get article to load, so I'm assuming this report was commissioned by Congress.


*snerk*
2013-03-12 11:34:20 AM
1 votes:
The author

Brad Fitch
President & CEO

Bradford Fitch has spent 25 years in Washington as a journalist, congressional aide, consultant, college instructor, Internet entrepreneur, and writer/researcher.

Fitch began his career as a radio and television reporter in the 1980s. He began working on Capitol Hill in 1988 where he served for 13 years. He worked in a variety of positions for four Members of Congress, including: press secretary, campaign manager, legislative director, and chief of staff.

Fitch left Congress in 2001 to work for the Congressional Management Foundation. As Deputy Director of CMF, he served as a management consultant for Members of Congress, offering confidential guidance, conducting staff training programs, and writing publications on enhancing the performance of individual congressional offices and the institution. He served as editor of Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide for the 108th Congress and 109th Congress editions. In 2005 Fitch managed CMF's Communicating with Congress project, and co-authored the report, How Capitol Hill is Coping with the Surge in Citizen Advocacy. He left CMF in 2006 to form a new company, Knowlegis, in affiliation with Capitol Advantage. Knowlegis is now a part of CQ-Roll Call Group, where Fitch served as a Vice President until 2010 when he returned to CMF.

Fitch is also the author of Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials (TheCapitol.Net, 2010); Media Relations Handbook for Agencies, Associations, Nonprofits and Congress (TheCapitol.Net, 2004); "Best Practices in Online Advocacy for Associations, Nonprofits, and Corporations," a chapter in Routledge Handbook of Political Management (Routledge, 2008); and articles on communications and advocacy. He has taught journalism and public communications at American University in Washington, D.C, where he served an adjunct Associate Professor of Communications. He received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.
 
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