WHO DOES CONGRESS WORK FOR ANYWAY?
Inquiring minds want to know: who do the nation’s esteemed lawmakers work for? It looks like the freewheeling group works for nobody. The vast majority of Americans — 90 percent — say elected officials in Washington behave “like they don’t have a boss.” So says a recent Fox New poll. Only 7 percent overall say the lawmakers behave as if they were “employees of the American public.”
And alas. Woe is Washington as well. Another 71 percent say the federal government “is broken,” while 21 percent say the government is “just OK.” A determined 6 percent say things work “pretty well.” These are all record-breaking numbers, by the way.
“In addition, the new poll shows that the belief that Washington is broken is growing. It’s up six percentage points since last year and up 13 points since 2010,” observes Fox News analyst Dana Blanton.