"The Cafferty File": Afford war with Iran?Is it a good idea for the Democratic-led Congress to revert to a shorter workweek?
All federal elected offices should be limited to one term. Then, and only then, might we, the people, actually get what we're paying for. -Mike, Chicago, Illinois
Is it a good idea for the Democratic-led Congress to go to a shorter workweek? No, there's important work that needs to be accomplished for the country. Real people with real jobs work harder when there's important work to be accomplished. Congress should work more hours not fewer. -David
Jack, I say let them have their shortened workweek in 2008. Then when the election comes around, we can shorten their workweek for 2009 even more to no days a week! -Randolph, Lexington, Kentucky
For all the good they've done since the elections they should have stayed home all session. Things can't get much worse without them. -Jerry, Sugar Land, Texas
Well, That's one way to give yourself a raise, isn't it? -Ann, FloridaWhat does it say about the conflict in Iraq when troops there are saying things like "I don't think this place is worth another soldier's life"?
It says it's time to get out of a place where the long-term harm we are doing outweighs any good that could ever come out of a U.S. presence in Iraq. Call it "Mission Accomplished II" or "End of the Road I", but get our troops out of there while some of them still maintain their sanity.-Patricia
Jack, Let that cowboy in the White House go to Iraq and lead by example. He'd agree with that young soldier in no time flat! -Robert (U. S. Army, Retired)
Well Jack, I don't think it means anything. The Washington Post is just a mouthpiece for the Democratic party. Our soldiers have done a great job, however if we suddenly decide "that place isn't worth another soldier’s life" we will be opening the door to American civilian casualties when the terrorists follow our troops home and attack us here. -Thomas, Tacoma, Washington
Jack, It is telling us that our troops need to just come home. They have had enough. Young men and women are getting killed every week and our so-called "leader" and simpletons in Washington aren’t doing anything about it. -Jarrod, Red Bud, Illinois
Without a doubt, negative comments from the troops in Iraq will be discounted exactly like all of the comments from the majority in this country. It gives hope to those of us against the war who are labeled as "non-supportive" re: our troops. Keep it going, Jack. -Claire