Approval ratings of Congress have polled in the teens for a decade. Americans consider it broken. What’s MOST wrong with the institution? The Senate spends too much time on nominations (30 hours per). Both parties have suggested streamlining the process. Many voices on the ends of each spectrum prefer to compete for media airtime rather than to solve problems. Perpetual campaigns and the constant yearning for donations leave little time for listening to voters and legislating. Congress is too big and spends too much. Other mechanisms like a balanced budget amendment and/or Convention of States are needed to rein it in. Members are NOT responsive to constituent needs in dealing with the federal government. Staff written form letters are the norm. With the 24/7 news cycle and “Gotcha” politics, too few members “tell it like it is.” Political expediency and vagueness rule. ResultsVote View All Polls Sponsored by: If You Enjoy Polls Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter! Sign Up Today Share
Most wrong with Congress? American’s expectations of what it could and should be doing. Read the Constitution. If it is not explicitly stated that the Federal Government should be doing it, Congress and the President should tell the people to talk to their State legislators and Governors.
The same disfuctional members of our Congress perpetually campaign, and eventually get re-elected back to Congress by uninformed voters. Nothing changes! Term limits are the answer!
I have great concerns about people being able to vote to pay themselves let alone vote themselves a raise…..for life. The founding fathers did not get paid, they had jobs in addition to running the country. Most of congress are paid more than the American public that they are supposed to be serving. And what about the people who become millionaires while so called serving?
Congress is corrupt! The majority of both parties don’t care about their constituents. All they want is to appease the lobbyists who pay them the most. They set up the system so they could get rich at their constituents’ expense.
Stop the ‘Omnibus bill’ BS. This process is filled with corruption and ‘legal’ theft of tax dollars. Bills should be narrowly focused and not contain hundreds of unrelated issues. Leave State’s business to the States.
Congress apparently does not serve the people. A lot of them serve themselves. Term limits on Congress could correct this malady.
Balanced Budget Amendment and Term Limits. I was against term limits for many years because I believe term limits are properly exercised at the ballot box. But I am finally convinced that career politicians exist because the electorate is too lazy to engage. We see the results today. 10 years, 12 years is long enough. It should not be a career.
A convention of states would be a good start. We need term limits to get rid of the “professional” class of politicians who are lining their oickets without helping our country. We also need to shake things up and show the political class that we do not need them or their hair-brained schemes. A balanced budget amendment would be good as well. Our representatives and senators are drunk and intoxicated from spending our money without our infomed consent or our input. That sholud end immediately!
Many comments below are suggesting Term Limits… the poll was looking to identify the problems with DC (many more than listed) – Term Limits would be one of the solutions! Congress spends too much and too big was another problem.
Check out Convention of States Action. We are grassroots movement of millions looking to provide solutions to help all of these problems using Article V of the US Constitution!
Lots of information and our petition – conventionofstates.com/?ref=53458
YOU’RE MISSING THE MONEY MEN BEHIND THE TRAITORS. SOROS , TOM STEYER, The ZUCKERBERG , GATES, JEFF BESOS, and too many more to list. BUT SOMEONE SHOULD. FOLLOW THE MONEY, FOREIGN INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN POLITICS. SUNDAR PICHAI SEEMS VERY UNAMERICAN. ALL THESE PEOPLE WITH THEIR FOUNDATIONS AND GLOBALIST FRIENDS IN EUROPE. TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR INTERNET. CHARGE FAKEBOOK, GURGLE, USETUBE MICROPOOP RENT TO USE IT BUT UNDER OUR RULES. 1 BILLION $ A MINUTE. THEIR INCOME IS TAXED. IF THEY SELL IN AMERICA, COMPANIES MUST BE HEADQUARTED IN AMERICA. NESTLES LIKE MANY OTHERS MOVED THEIR’S TO SWEDEN.! FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS as individuals, companies, foundations or trusts WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO BUY AMERICAN LAND, PROPERTY, BUSINESS’S AND ASSETS SUCH AS LEASES ON AMERICAN TERRITORY, GULF AND ALASKA, EAST AND WEST COASTS. SO MUCH MORE. GOVERNMENT ELECTED PEOPLE, THEIR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND STAFF WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO PROFIT FROM THEIR POSITION WITH INSIDER INFORMATION. AND AS THE BIDENS HAVE DONE FOR DECADES, MAKING DEALS WITH OUR ADVERSARIES FOR THEIR PROFIT AND CAUSING HARM TO AMERICA. ALL THESE BACK DOOR SECRET DEALS WITH CHINA, RUSSIA, IRAN ARE BRINGING THE WORLD CLOSER TO WAR. IF WE SURVIVE THE VACCINE WAR.
Lobbyist need to be thrown out of Washington….should be illegal.
Why wasn’t “no term limits” listed as a poll option?
I wish term limits were mentioned. As of this Administration, the drive to push America away from a capitalistic society …slowly into communism is clear.
Rotten stagnant big city gerrymandering filth is in control.
If there were a term limit of eight years that would solve a lot of problems. None of the running forever. And they would actually accomplish something. We had a mayor here who before he ran for office said his limit was eight years. He did more for this city than most. The mayor now is under recall.
Very few in office are actually representing us. They are on a joy ride and being paid for it. It HAS to stop.
Too many there too long !
I think both parties need to call a truce, check egos and party prejudice at the door. Consider what is good for the country not their careers and re-election.So many now spend over 90% of their efforts while in office in raising money for their next campaign?
Nothing would help more than term limits, absolutely nothing.