July 4th, 2014 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Declare Independence from Congress!

The Problem (Hint: It’s Politicians) A recent study from the Program for Public Consultation and Voice of the People suggests that Americans, regardless of the political leanings of the districts in which they live, largely agree on how our nation […]

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June 26th, 2014 by FireCongress 0
Death is more popular than Congress

Death and Work Are Way More Popular Than Congress

Oh, Congress. You never fail to astound. According to a new Gallup poll, people’s confidence in Congress’ has hit a new all-time low: 7%. That’s down three points from a dismal 10% last year. To put that disturbing 7% figure […]

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June 24th, 2014 by Christopher Carley 0
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake

Senator Jeff Flake: With Sons Like These?

I try not to drag public figures’ families into the news. Some spouses, children, and other family members don’t crave the spotlight. More importantly, spotlighting them can become privacy and safety issues. But when family members insist on becoming the […]

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June 24th, 2014 by FireCongress 0
Measles is coming back - and Congress may be to blame

Measles is Back – Congress to Blame?

Sarah Despres — who served as counsel for the Democratic staff of the House Government Reform Committee working on public health issues — writes “measles is back.” You read that correctly. “Just this month,” the former Henry Waxman staffer reports, […]

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November 6th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

We All Work Together, Why Can’t Congress?

This article so beautifully sums up the massive frustration of the general public with Congress that I’m just going to post a link so our readers can enjoy it in its entirety: The Christian Science Monitor – A View from […]

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October 16th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Throw the Bums Out!

It seems you aren’t the only one fed up with Congress’s recent performance. Despite the fact that it looks as if America will be able to pay its bills—for now!—Americans are not pleased with the behavior of their legislature. Indeed, […]

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October 15th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Congress Destroys Jobs, Economy

The inability of Congress to accomplish anything useful—even in the face of a federal government shutdown and an impending default on our country’s debt—has so far cost the U.S. economy about $20 billion in gross domestic product, according to Mark […]

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October 12th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Shutdown Slogs On as Do-Nothing Congress Does Nothing

On Thursday, House Republicans agreed (with each other, at least, which is a start!) on a plan that does little more than kick the budget/deficit/shutdown can down the road a little further. Their grand plan was to extend the debt limit […]

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October 5th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

This Guy Actually Fired Congress!

As the federal government shutdown lurches toward the end of its first week, Congress hits an all-time low with approval ratings. A recent CNN/ORC International poll indicates that just 10% of Americans are happy with the job that Congress is […]

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June 15th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Congress Plummets to New Low

Is it Congress’ recent lack of progress on important legislation like tax reform, immigration reform, and a meaningful Farm Bill? Is it their seeming impotence in the face of the IRS scandals: targeting conservative groups and (ironically!) wanton fiscal irresponsibility? […]

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