Good News: Americans Finally Recognize Congressmen as Rascals

From an interview today with Press TV:

The historical low approval rating of Congress signals that most Americans may be finally paying attention to the ‘dishonesty’ of Congress, according to James Bovard of The Future of Freedom Foundation.

“More Americans may finally be paying attention to what Congress is doing. I’ve been surprised for decades that far more Americans do not disapprove of the dishonesty, of the negligence, of the lack of oversight and all the power grabs that happen on a routine basis by the U.S. Congress.”

Speaking to Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday, Mr. Bovard said “Most of that 11 percent [that approve Congress’s job] are people who have relatives or friends in Congress.”

A report by Gallup Poll on Tuesday showed that job-approval ratings for Congress have reached a new low, with only 11% of adults giving lawmakers good marks. The job-approval rating is the lowest in Gallup history since it started asking in 1974.

You can hear the brief early morning monologue by clicking or downloading the following: james-bovard-final-1


3 Responses to Good News: Americans Finally Recognize Congressmen as Rascals

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit December 21, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    The thing is that it’s always the OTHER guy’s congressthing that’s a crook – people are generally very happy with their own crapresentative….

  2. Jim December 21, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Life is one damn paradox after another.

  3. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit December 22, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    This is the base of one of my “solutions” to government – a representative is elected by his district, but he’s RE-elected by a randomly chosen second district. This ensures that representatives are working for the good of the nation as a whole, rather than just bringing home the bacon to buy votes in their own district. You want to be the dazzling urbanite congressthing from New Yawk Citah, utterly dismissive of the folks in flyover country? Good luck in November when you’re being elected by West Skunkbutt, Montana.

    Oh, and the ultimate in term limits – losing an election means a total ban on any further government “service.” Permanent exile to the private sector….