Saturday, January 9, 2010

"45% Say Random Group From Phone Book Better Than Current Congress"

If only there was some alternative universe where we could put this assertion to the test.
Rasmussen Reports determined this figure in a December poll.
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 45% of likely U.S. voters now think a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress. That’s up 12 points from October 2008, just before the last congressional elections. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree, and another 19% are not sure. "

And it also appears that a majority of voters think our elected officials are paid too much--and with figures like they're quoting, I agree:
"Members of both the House and Senate are paid $174,000 per year. The political party leaders in both houses and the president pro tempore of the Senate earn $193,400 annually. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the highest paid member of Congress, earning $223,500."

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