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