- Not sure
Your poll asks "U.S. Congress". You really should allow a separate grade for the House vs. the Senate. The House has been pumping out bills that our buddy Mr. Reid refuses to even bring up Senate versions for a vote, or that the Executive branch will even help negotiate. Real easy for the President to point nast y comments at "Congress" without implicating the Senate, which should get a grade of Incomplete, as they haven't finished any of their work.
The problem with a D is that it is still passing. You would still pass a class and with the constant bickering and lack of leadership they don't deserve to pass. Their immature actions with government shut-downs just because they can't play well with others is insane. What happened to working for the good of the people vs protecting party/individuals interests?
I thoroughly agree with the first reply. I think we need to evaluate the Democrats ( in control of the Senate)separately from the Republicans. The Republicans have tried very hard to change the manner in which they are responsible for our money, but the Democrats in the Senate have been unwilling to compromise. All they think about is spending money that we do not have. No budget in over 1000 days--give me a break!!! They are being paid by us to do the job, if they were employees in a private business they would be fired. I think the Legislative body needs to live in the real world--no pensions, except the ones they contribute their own money, all congressmen and women , including the President need to pay into and live with Social Security and Medicare ( no special priviliges for them) and lastly spend 3 monts in Washington and 9 months in a real job.We need a President with experience and qualifications for the position,JoAnn Vogel
Funny how some commenters complain about the Ds not compromising when the Rs have never compromised. Why should only one side compromise?JoAnn, Obama agreed to a package that would cut the debt by 4 trillion and the Rs refused. The Rs don't want to fix the gov, they only want to appease their rich campaign contributers.
It seems to me that everyone has decided to work with nobody ! Everyone to blame and we just allow it to happen over and over again. We wouldn't allow our children to act like these people do.
So why do we keep re-electing the same idiots year after year. We are part of the problem.
If Congress was a business, the performance reviews would lead to a written plan for improvement followed by dismissal based upon a lack of aprtitude for the job. Throw in a leaderless, polarizing President and you have the greatest dis-connect with real-world problems imaginable. Send them all home at the next election; none are worthy to be called citizen leaders.
Ken, They didn't send the same people; they sent the Tea Party. That's why Congress is now so dysfunctional.