We Hates Them, Precioussss
Bill Quick

Congressional Performance – Rasmussen Reports™

While Congress is working on a bipartisan budget deal that would prevent another partial government shutdown, its job performance ratings remains near their all-time low. Voters’ criticism of their own representative in Congress is at its highest level this year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only seven percent (7%) of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job, unchanged from last month. Congress’ positive ratings bottomed out at five percent (5%) in late December of last year but have been only slightly higher through all of 2013. Seventy-four percent (74%) rate the legislators’ performance as poor, a one-point improvement from November which marked their highest negatives in seven years of regular surveying.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

At some point these endless temp-takings of congressional approval become irrelevant, beyond noting that everybody hates Congress (even though they sent those people there), and move on.

Bottom line: the American people are coming to hate, fear, and despise their own government.  That will not end well.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


We Hates Them, Precioussss — 1 Comment

  1. Maybe I’m just in a cynical mood tonight, but I don’t see any ill tidings for the ruling class. By all accounts, most of the American people despise the TSA and the security theater involved in flying, but they continue to fly. If I see significant numbers of people refusing to fly out of principle (rather than because the economy sucks and they’re too broke) then I’ll start feeling some hope of turning the bums out.

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