Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was all the rage last month when he suggested that he was being overworked by Nancy Pelosi when he was asked to work five days a week:
"Keeping us up here eats away at families,"
said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who would normally fly home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays when congress was under Republican rule. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that’s what this says." Zaius Nation
Kingston seems to have different advice for the rest of America. During the recent debate over minimum wage issues, he stated that if people want to get out of poverty they need to work longer hours and get married.
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. With that, I yield back the balance of my time. Think Progress
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