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U.S. Congress The Best That Money Can Buy Is Less Popular Than Hemorrhoids, And They Don’t Care.

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A Reuters report posted below shows the extremely low rating that our current congress holds.

What is not discussed is “why” – Let’s pursue the why a little further…

* Congress works less days and shows up to work less often then the Average Joe is allowed. But Congress is paid 4 times more then the average American.
* Congress is provided FREE medical coverage and has no restrictions on who they can see, thus avoiding the failed hassles of Obama Care.
* Congress officials are provided perks and bonuses (BIG BONUSES) for NOT doing their job. Their job is to represent the “people: but instead they represent the world corporations. They are paid by these corporations to either vote or not vote in their favor.
* Congress very rarely writes the laws anymore. Laws are written by corporations and merely voted on by our legislative members.
* Congress and the entire political system allows corporations to get away with “murder, bribery, money laundering, monopoly tactics and many more illegal activities yet the American public is held to the highest standard of the law and persecuted for monetary gains.
* Congress does not pay taxes but hold Americans accountable to pay the illegal tax codes.

Ok, there are thousands more. But you get the point. they no longer work for us.

Here is the original article for your referrence.

(Reuters) – The U.S. public’s confidence in its lawmakers in Washington, which has been on the decline for decades, is now at a historic low not just for Congress but compared to any major U.S. institution, according to a Gallup poll released on Thursday.

Just 7 percent of Americans surveyed said they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence overall in Congress, down from 10 percent last year, the non-partisan polling firm said.

“This is the lowest confidence score Gallup has recorded for any institution – ever,” Gallup said in a statement. “This is also the first time Gallup has ever measured confidence in a major U.S. institution in the single digits.”

The dismal findings could portend even more trouble for incumbent lawmakers in November’s congressional elections.

Already, several longtime lawmakers have faced serious challenges, including outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor who lost his Republican primary race in Virginia last week.

Confidence in U.S. lawmakers has been falling ever since Gallup began surveying the public about Congress in 1973. At that time, 42 percent of those polled responded positively.

The latest poll results, based on a nationwide telephone survey of more than 1,000 adults earlier this month, found Congress at the bottom of a list of 17 major U.S. institutions that included the U.S. presidency, the Supreme Court, schools, police and banks, among others.

Those polled said they had the most confidence in the U.S. military, with 74 percent responding favorably, followed by small businesses, the police and religious institutions, according to the poll, which had a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4 percentage points.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Paul Simao)

[SOURCE](http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/19/us-usa-congress-confidence-idUSKBN0EU1SC20140619)

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