What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
CNN has an article stating that 74% of Americans believe that Congress is out of touch.
Seventy-four percent of respondents to a new Opinion Research poll say Congress is generally out of touch with average Americans. That’s up from 69 percent who agreed with that view in a January poll this year.
According to the poll, 58 percent of respondents said they believe most members of Congress are focused on special interests, and 38 percent said the legislators pay more attention to constituents.
Fifty-five percent of respondents said they are dissatisfied with the current opportunities for the next generation to live better than their parents, and 44 percent said they were satisfied.
Respondents also were asked whether “big business” has too much influence over decisions made by the Bush administration.
The percentage of people who feel the administration is overly influenced by corporations is up 10 percentage points from a poll conducted in April 2001, a few months after Bush became president.
Time to root out all the career politicians!