Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rep. Jack Kingston (R) Is a Dirty Hypocrite

Here's a good one from

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) made headlines last month after complaining about Congress’ new schedule that requires members to work five 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.”

Yet, last night, Kingston offered this advice to Americans living in poverty: work longer hours. During House debate over the minimum wage, Kingston said raising the minimum wage would do nothing for poor Americans. Instead, if people marry and work longer hours, “they would be out of poverty,” he said. “It’s an economic fact.”

This really doesn't have anything to do with theocracy or the RR, but I thought it was hilarious and wanted to share. Also, how does getting married improve one's economic situation? I'm going to be a conspiracy theorist here, but it seems like Kingston said that little gem to appeal to his "pro-family" fundamentalist base. There, I made a connection.

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