CONGRESS SLOUCHES BACK TO WORK
It could be a lazy season for the U.S. Congress, which has meandered back to Capitol Hill with little motivation:
“Congress returns to work to do the bare minimum,” predicts the Associated Press. The critics point out that issues like immigration, tax reform and the Keystone XL pipeline will languish. “Veto bait,” points out Andrew Taylor, an AP political writer.
The public is watching, however, and they continue to be irked. A mere 9 percent of likely voters say incumbents should be re-elected in November, according to a new Rasmussen Poll. Meanwhile, the voters also think elected officials are not worth it. Seven out of 10 say members of Congress are “paid too much,” this according to a new YouGov survey of 1,000 respondents. The sentiment is common: 67 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of independents agree.