At the end of 2013, only 12 percent of Americans held a positive view of Congress – three points above the all-time low set earlier in the year, according to Gallup. Two out of three respondents to a CNN/ORC poll said this was the worst functioning…
This is well worth the read if you have time. It doesn’t surprise me though that the top 1% makes out like bandits when Congress is blocked up tighter than a constipated gnat.
When you look at the recent political movements, the Tea Party was not really as much of a grassroots organization as it was a local operation funded by deep pocketed individuals. That’s why, years later, we are still talking about the Tea Party. On the other hand, you don’t hear much about the Occupy movement as it was not funded by deep pocketed people. It instead, targeted the deep pockets, and it had to be done away with as quickly as possible.
If this were not the case, I seriously doubt we would see the billions and billions poured into the campaign coffers of the people in a Congress that has the approval rating as low as it is. Almost 9 in 10 people polled are not satisfied with Congress, yet they still get re-elected almost 9 times out of 10 when they run for re-election.
Until the bottom 99% of America realize how bad the system is gamed against them, nothing will change.
- Study: Polarization and Gridlock Work Well for Rich Americans (www.billmoyers.com)