I Have To say, Congress Makes Me Want To Puke
by James Glaser
January 15, 2009

I heard Nancy Pelosi on National Public Radio yesterday, and it isn't just Ms. Pelosi, but almost all of Congress makes me sick. Nancy was telling the interviewer about how Congress was going to fix the economy and bring back America's good name.

Nancy Pelosi has been in Congress for 22 years now, and she and her colleagues are a big reason we are in the fix we are in. Nancy tried pushing failures off on President Bush, but like it or not, Congress holds the nation's purse strings, and Congress also authors and passes the laws.

Pelosi kept talking about how George Bush would not sign a childhood health bill, but she failed to mention that Congress only passed it twice. If a President vetoes a bill, Congress can over ride that veto, or it can keep on passing the thing, and work on getting citizen support for it. I don't remember the Democrats in Congress making a real effort to get the support of the American people for this bill.

It isn't just passing the buck that makes me upset with Congress. It is the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that they gave Bush the go-ahead for, the way they spend and spend our money, the bailouts for Wall Street, and the fact that every member of Congress has taken an oath to defend our Constitution, but they don't.

I am not the only one who feels this way.

PRINCETON, NJ — Congress' job approval rating has dropped five percentage points over the past month, from 19% in June to 14% in July, making the current reading the lowest congressional job approval rating in the 34-year Gallup Poll history of asking the question. The previous low was 18%, last reached in May.

That approval rating could have gone up a bit, but I think I heard that it is now down to 11%. Almost every day I hear or read something from a Representative or Senator, and I don't believe anything they say. Yesterday, Pelosi was saying that there will be no more earmarks and no last minute add-ons to bills. No more pork.

You know what? I don't believe her for a minute. She and her colleagues have lied to us for decades, and just because a Democrat was elected, Congress will not become honest. They are all politicians, and in this day and age, politicians will say whatever they think you want to hear. I believe that is what Pelosi was doing yesterday, and it makes me sick.

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