Originally Posted by cabbspapp
It's all about money.
That's sad too, because it's not how the system was intended when the founding fathers made it. However greed, and corruption have made the system more corrupt than ever. I hope that these low approval rates, will urge people to get out and vote, and vote a lot of these people out of office.
I don't care if the next congress is liberal or conservative, in fact I don't affiliate with either party and consider myself an independent because I look at the facts, I look at candidates prior voting records and other aspects of their job, see where they stand on issues, and root for whoever I'm most likely to agree with. Whoever can get the job done in congress gets my vote, although with this bunch of people we have now I don't think I'll be rooting for anyone.
Another thing I'd like to know, is while some congressmen and senators are campaigning and NOT voting on stuff, why doesn't the time off come out of THEIR pay? instead the taxpayers have to pay for Hillary or Barack to go out and campaign on days when they should be voting.