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Promises, Pledges and Poppycock

Milt37 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:23 PM
DL, Congress is certainly flawed, but I contend that it's the typical voter who is worthless. How do you explain the fact the only 1/3 of Americans place any trust in Congress, yet so many of the incumbents keep getting voted back in year after year, decade after decade? The average voter could get mugged and robbed by their congressperson (which figuratively happens all the time), but wouldn't be able to identify him/her in a police line-up. All it takes is one TV Ad the night before election that says "Vote for Joe Blow. He's in the know!", and that's who wins his 25th. term in Congress.

Simple question: do you trust politicians?

If so, count yourself in the distinct minority. In September, Gallup found just 34% of Americans had a great deal or fair amount of trust in the legislative branch (i.e., Congress). Gallup went on to say, “Americans' trust in the legislative branch has dropped substantially over the last 10 years, from 67% in 2002 to 34% this year, although the 2012 figure is up slightly from last year's all-time low of 31%.”

See, it’s not just you. Most Americans don’t trust their politicians.

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