America sent these clowns to Washington to work together and get the economy back on the right track. The operative word there, is “work.” And the American people are quickly coming to understand the true nature of its elected officials – one group seems determined to fix a broken system and get the economy working again, even if it means negotiating away the very ideals that jumpstart the economy in the past, and the other group is hellbent on keeping the system broken, you know, hiding the jumper cables.
So America is now disgusted, and that feeling is reflected in a new CBS News/New York Times poll, “82 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job – the highest disapproval rating since polling began in 1977. Just 14 percent approve of Congress’ performance.”
The uptick in frustration comes after Congress narrowly avoided an economic catastrophe of its own making by failing to hammer out a deal to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit until the deadline for action. And neither side was happy with the outcome: Conservatives said the final deal, which is projected to cut around $2.5 trillion over ten years from a projected $24 trillion debt, didn’t go far enough; liberals complained that the initial deficit reduction came entirely in the form of spending cuts, not revenue increases as Democrats initially demanded.
I guess you can call it a win – for the group hiding the jumper cables.0
I’m just tired of the lies and nonsense coming from the GOP, so this is my little contribution to combat the nonsense!