WHO DOES CONGRESS WORK FOR ANY­WAY?

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

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