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Promises, Pledges and Poppycock

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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.

Whatever comes from the ongoing negotiations over the so-called fiscal...