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Monday, October 06, 2008

Throw The Bums Out!

The Rasmussen Report's most recent poll has the voters giving Congress an "F":

Congress was front and center in the national news last week and the American people were far from impressed. If they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, 59% of voters would like to throw them all out and start over again. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 17% would vote to keep the current legislators in office.

Today, just 23% have even a little confidence in the ability of Congress to deal with the nation’s economic problems and only 24% believe most Members of Congress understand legislation before they vote on it.

Last week, the House of Representatives initially rejected a financial bailout bill proposed by the Bush Administration. Later, after the Senate added a number of items that some call “pork” and others call “sweeteners,” the measure eventually passed. While the bill survived Washington, it did so at a time when just 30% of voters favored it and 45% were opposed.


And my personal favorite:

Only half (49%) believe that the current Congress is better than individuals selected at random from the phone book.

Thirty-three percent (33%) believe a randomly selected group of Americans could do a better job and 19% are not sure.

A separate survey found that just 11% of voters say Congress is doing a good or an excellent job.

This Eleven Percent is completely delusional.

It seems that Taxation With Representation ain't what it's cracked up to be. I belong to the Vindicative School of Voter Ballot Casting....like many of my fellow citizens, I remember who voted for what, especially when its something I think is designed to screw me. In the weeks to come, there will be lots of press, lots of blogging and lots of calls to take action and toss the overpaid, non-Social Security-contributing, seemingly non-responsive-to-their-constituencies, parasitical party hacks out of office.

We, the collective Voter, are making A List. Even if I don't live in, Wisconsin, for example, I can send my money anywhere....including to the candidate running against the incumbent fool who padded this bill with pork.

Tea Party, anyone?

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