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Approval ratings of Congress have polled in the teens for a decade. Americans consider it broken. What’s MOST wrong with the institution?

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Paull Grable
Paull Grable
1 year ago

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.

Maureen
Maureen
1 year ago

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!

Ashamed
Ashamed
1 year ago

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?

Grateful
Grateful
1 year ago

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.

Randy Sloan
Randy Sloan
1 year ago

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.

Robert Rogers
Robert Rogers
1 year ago

Congress apparently does not serve the people. A lot of them serve themselves. Term limits on Congress could correct this malady.

E Helms
E Helms
1 year ago

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.

macfish
macfish
1 year ago

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!

ezed2109
ezed2109
1 year ago

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

JOSE FUENTES
JOSE FUENTES
1 year ago

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.

Cathy
Cathy
1 year ago

Lobbyist need to be thrown out of Washington….should be illegal.

William
William
1 year ago

TERM LIMITS!!!!

Michelle
Michelle
1 year ago

Why wasn’t “no term limits” listed as a poll option?

Janis
Janis
1 year ago

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.

Will Goss
Will Goss
1 year ago

Rotten stagnant big city gerrymandering filth is in control.

Janet
Janet
1 year ago

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.

Julie C Russell
Julie C Russell
1 year ago

Very few in office are actually representing us. They are on a joy ride and being paid for it. It HAS to stop.

Larry Underwood
Larry Underwood
1 year ago

Too many there too long !

Stephen E Rugg
Stephen E Rugg
1 year ago

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?

W D
W D
1 year ago

Nothing would help more than term limits, absolutely nothing.

HammerTounge
HammerTounge
1 year ago

Need ‘Other’ as a choice.
The main problem is corruption.
They are all a bunch of political whores selling their services to the highest bidder.
They feather their own nests at our expense.
It is nepotism run wild.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Both parties need to reach across the aisle & work together to pass bills that are good for America. The GOP has taken a stance that punishes & slams people as RINO is they do not vote straight party lines. The Democratic party is not much better in this respect, but I will say that if it was not for Joe Manchin voting against huge spending beill that inflation would even be worse today. I say , thank you Senator Manchin for standing up to POTUS and your party to save USA.

Huey6367
Huey6367
1 year ago

They no longer represent the people of their district or their respective states. They are too narcissistic to have any concern for another person, state or country. A Convention of States is necessary. With it, the people can set term limits, a balanced budget amendment. dissolve the Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, and repeal the 17th Amendment, to name a few. All of which are necessary to get this country back on the right path.

Gerald Quinn
Gerald Quinn
1 year ago

The Congress has abdicated its power to the deep state. IF they followed the Constitution as it is written then we would have more control over our liberty. Congress has become Big Business. They like the power and money.

Thomas Pratt
Thomas Pratt
1 year ago

Term limits would help. Then they could cut back on campaigning, and we could get rid of the senile!

kem
kem
1 year ago

Agreed on survey asking all the wrong questions.
When the people start being honest and have integrity in their homes, families and jobs, and then expect the same from their politicians only then is there any hope of change. We as a nation have turned away from God and then we wait for his blessing… not going to happen. Things are only going to get worse till we turn our hearts toward the one who created us, and ask for HIS forgiveness. Only then will HE heal our nation and restore us as a people

Seeing Clearly
Seeing Clearly
1 year ago

What is MOST wrong with Congress? Let’s see. We the people elect representatives from our congressional districts every two years and 1/3 of senators every 2 years for a term of 6 years. We the people, when polled, have rated Congress in the teens for a decade. We the people complain and try to list what is the MOST wrong with Congress, while re-electing incumbents who exemplify what is wrong with Congress. We the people seem to have given up on the idea that our elected legislators work for us and represent us. We the people have created a ruling class that is not motivated by representing our interests and protecting our freedoms and upholding our laws (or even abiding by those laws themselves). So, what’s wrong with Congress? Absolutely nothing. They are a representation of We the People. What’s MOST wrong with We the People and why are we not interested in answering that question?

Danny Jenkins
Danny Jenkins
1 year ago

You missed three other solutions:1. Term limits2. Bring the Seaators back under the state legislatures preview.3. Balance budget amendment

Reynaldo e Navarro
Reynaldo e Navarro
1 year ago

They never solve problems. They have their party’s interest at heart, not the American public. Kick the can down the road is their best solution. The want of power and money are at the root of most politicians.

Geary
Geary
1 year ago

Congress has ceased to be what Congress was intended to be; a citizen-managed (non-career) elected body. I’m not even sure a “Convention of States” can change all that needs to be changed. The Democrats are far better at mobilizing their base; they’re likely to take total control of the process. Imagine the outcome were that to happen?

I completely understand and sympathize with those that disagree with me. It’s unfortunate, but we seem to have waited too long. Other options will have better chances, granted those can be equally divisive—for example, #TEXIT or several other similar efforts moving forward by other U.S. Republics. The main advantage there, those states are red or red-leaning, and the base will be far more receptive. A CoS is at the least a 38-state effort. What would blue states push?

Instead of a Texas participating in a CoS, we’re thinking about a peaceful, lawful path forward:

“The Texas Constitution clearly acknowledges possibility that the Union would get out of control and makes statements regarding the need for Texas to leave in the future. Article 1 Section 1 ends with, “The perpetuity of the union depends on the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the states,” while Article 1 Section 2 states, “All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their benefit. And the people have, at all times, the inalienable right to alter, reform, or abolish their form of government in such manner as they may think expedient.”

So, please, really let that sink in.

“Texas needs to be restored and protected as a Constitutional Republic, along with the inherent, inalienable rights of the people. The madness of radicals in Congress in control of our health, economy, energy, immigration, security, etc. needs to be stopped. We fought against those things then – why would we not fight against those things now? But should we really leave? How about flipping the question and asking, “Why would we join? If Texas were a self-governing independent nation right now – with the Ninth largest economy in the world, control of our own borders, energy, healthcare, laws, etc. – what would be the reasons for joining the United States?” —Interview with Daniel Miller, TNM (#TEXIT).

Considering America’s current state, and a weak argument that it can improve, I wouldn’t want to take Washington DC up on the offer to join, would you?

Certainly, a CoS seems more “unified,” but I do not believe the radical left-wing is willing to embrace bipartisan unity. That concerns me because we’ve seen what happens with a thoroughly divided country that doesn’t agree on closely held issues.

We’re going to have a much clearer picture after the mid-term elections.

Thank you for your time.

Natalie M
Natalie M
1 year ago

No one should get rich serving the American people. Congress should live according to the decisions they make for everyone else.

Raenelle Stockmeier
Raenelle Stockmeier
1 year ago

The love of power…. Whatever happened to “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” men and women?

Gilbert
Gilbert
1 year ago

The Dems are in lockstep some must know it’s against the interest of the American people, but they don’t care. SEE THE MOVIE 2000 MULES.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

We absolutely need term limits. Put an end to career politicians who do nothing but work to be re-elected. 50 years in the federal government, even just 10 years is way to long. It only serves the politician who’s first priority is to consolidate power for themselves.

Teri Brezin
Teri Brezin
1 year ago

Nancy Porklosi, Schumer, AOC and the rest of the squad, lobbyists are given more power than the constituents, We are in dire need of term limits for both houses. The people need to control the salary/benefits of both houses, they are NOT supposed to become millionaires in congress! Spending limits and spending approval needs to be done by the people!

Teri Brezin
Teri Brezin
1 year ago

Too bad there isn’t an “Everything” or “Too Communist” or “Too much grabbing of power”, etc. Today’s “democrat” party is no longer concerned with the Constitution while hammering out megabills and spending our money!

Terry Patriot
Terry Patriot
1 year ago

Term Limits !!! No pension for “public service.” They go in with a modest financial status and come out as multimillionaires.

Croaker
Croaker
1 year ago

Too few in Congress are looking after the best interests of the American people. Too many activists, inside baseball opportunists, enviroclimate fanatics, race card hucksters, communist commissar wannabes, ignorant psychopaths and the lowest of the low–the geezer career politicians, the killer clowns from outer space.

Lefties are like children. They want someone else to take care of them, to pay their way their whole life long. Like children, they cannot discuss issues rationally but resort to useless name calling. They cannot play nice in the sandbox. If they do not get their way they hit you in the head with a rock, they cancel you.

If the lefties had any street smarts, they would have figured out that socialism/communism never works. There are too many street stupid professors in the Ivy League.People will not produce goods, provide services, operate businesses, innovate and advance science and technology if large portions of their lifetime production are confiscated to pay “universal basic income” to the loafers. Low IQ lefties think that all one needs to to make the country wealthy is to print more money and give it to them.

Donald Powell
Donald Powell
1 year ago

We need Term Limits for all Congress People, and Firing of bad Federal Employees.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

We need to build a gallows and hang the majority for treason on live television. Do the same with the complicit media, just as was done after WWII in Germany. Seize all assets of EVERYONE in Congress and redistribute it to enlisted military personnel. Flush out ALL the rats in the sea of bureaucracies formed by government and close down said bureaucracies.

Randall L. Keith
Randall L. Keith
1 year ago

ALL the above.

Jack Davis
Jack Davis
1 year ago

Term limits

Jack davis
Jack davis
1 year ago

Our Congress keeps ignoring the public we’re the ones who pays there way.
As our elected officials they have everything turned around for their favor.
Our country needs a complete overhaul.
More and more of-the parents need to change our school system the things our students are learning are wrecking the future of our young people.

Curt H Waldrip
Curt H Waldrip
1 year ago

Term Limits would help A LOT! We need to completely get rid of the idea of the “career politician”. Limit House members to two terms, and Senate to a single term. There also should be no pension for them after they leave.

Dennis
Dennis
1 year ago

TERM LIMITS AND NO PAY AFTER YOU ARE OUT!

Robin R Emery
Robin R Emery
1 year ago

As soon as members of Congress are elected, they spend all their time trying to make themselves rich, taking money from lobbyists, special interests, etc. They spend all their time trying to get re-elected and stop listening to their constituents. They stop caring about Americans and send too much money to other countries. Now illegals are pouring into our country and our borders are not secure. Term limits need to be in place for all members on Congress. Six years should be the total for being a member of Congress and they can only be in one office. If elected to the Senate they can’t go and get elected to be a Congressperson and serve more years.

MARSHA
MARSHA
1 year ago

One of the biggest problems is too much “governing” (if you want to call it that) has been taken on by the Federal Government that should go back to the states. Case in point the Department of Education – why our education is such a mess. Then the Senate and House members should be required to read and understand anything they vote on. Now a bunch of unelected bureaucrats and outside groups write the bills without what is best for Americans at large.

Richard Mineti
Richard Mineti
1 year ago

Government Democrats are the dumbest individuals to walk this earth and really need to be jailed to protect the public!

GaryJ
GaryJ
1 year ago

I want a balanced budget ammendment!

Esther Thacker
Esther Thacker
1 year ago

I keep hoping I’ll hear the words “Balanced Budget” come from the rhetoric of politicians. I’ve heard that term only once in a very long time. The politician who makes that part of his promised agenda gets my vote.

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