Half of America Realizes Congress Sucks

Congress - file photoHey, the truth is finally becoming popular. A new poll says 49% say most of Congress is corrupt (via Sploid):

According to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, 49 percent of respondents said most members of Congress are corrupt. Although 46 percent of respondents said most aren’t, the margin of sampling error — plus or minus 4.5 percent — makes it clear that the perception of congressional politicians is largely negative.

Congress’ image could emerge as an election topic, with 55 percent of respondents saying corruption will be “the most important” or a “very important” issue to consider when voting in November, when all 435 House seats, and 33 Senate seats, will be decided. (View poll results)

Luckily our work is not cut out for us to disabuse people of the notion that it’s a distinct party trait:

Asked how many congressional Republicans are corrupt, 19 percent of respondents said “almost all” and 28 percent said “many.” The response was similar when people were asked about corruption among Democrats: 17 percent said “almost all” and 27 percent said “many.”

Now if only this half would stop voting for the lesser of these two evils. As Mark Twain said so eloquently — “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”

posted by vforvandyke
  • GreginOz

    G’day Stevo! I can not find an article I read last early year that gave a fscinating insight into those lovely Congress critturs. It was examining Congress persons’ investment portfolios and comparing them to PROFESSIONAL Wall Street brokers to look at performance. Astoundingly, Congress people’s returns were, on average, TWICE that of the brokers (Mini-me moment-chew little fingernail pensively). I think the article was on Counterpunch. Regards.

  • http://www.opentorrent.org OpenTorrent

    Congress people’s returns were, on average, TWICE that of the brokers

    It would be interesting to see. Using the government to increase your own personal wealth at the expense of the people. Ah hell let’s just call it insider trading and send them to “camp”.

  • http://donsobservs.blogspot.com/ Don Bangert

    We should institute a new program where a review is done at the close of a congressman’s/woman’s term. If it were found that they acted in or were involved with anything remotely criminal (such as misappropriation of public moneys) they would be charged with a crime. This policy would be mandatory, like a tax, for the privilege of holding public office. Would it cost money? Sure, but I’d bet dollars to donuts it would be cheaper than the theft they’re getting away with now!

  • Stephen Gordon

    Which means the other half of America is pretty damned stupid.

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  • tom ferge

    I think it’s time for a wake up call in this country Our politicians or just a bunch lazy, spot light grabbing, attention sucking, money grubbing selfish and opininated bastards .Who are only out for there own political gains and not concerened about the representation of there constituants and it’s time to remove them all .how can we as Americans put on the election ballets total removal of these long term ancient artifacts we have in congress and the house and start over without lobbiest and the corruption they represent running this country?

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