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Congress more popular than meth labs, less popular than Nickelback

cognitivedissonance:

Recently, Public Policy Polling sought to discover just how low the public’s opinion of Congress had fallen, testing the popularity of the U.S. Congress against twenty-six different, typically unpopular things. We all know that the American people have a less-than-favorable opinion of Congress (9% favorable and 85% unfavorable), but damn. The results weren’t pretty.

Here’s the outcome of PPP’s survey, in a handy illustrated form, from most to least popular thing:

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When presented with a choice between Congress or Brussels sprouts, respondents gave a higher favorable rating to Brussels sprouts (69%) versus Congress (23%).

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Survey takers had a higher opinion of lice (69%) than Congress (19%).

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Respondents held colonoscopies in higher regard (58%) than Congress (31%).

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Used car salesman beat out Congress 57% to 32%.

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Respondents had a higher opinion of actual traffic jams (56%) versus the metaphorical traffic jam of Congress (34%).

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The NFL’s much-maligned replacement refs did better than Congress by a rate of 56% to 29%.

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Root canals were chosen over Congress 56% to 32%.

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The perceived snub launching “freedom fries” must be forgiven — 46% of people held a higher opinion of France, while Congress received a favorable rating of 37%.

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Cockroaches have a remarkable ability to adapt to a changing environment. Perhaps this helps explain why they edge out Congress 45% to 43%.

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It was nearly a tie between the Donald and Congress for a higher opinion rating. But Trump edged out Congress 44% to 42%.

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Respondents held a higher favorable opinion of Genghis Khan (41%) versus Congress (37%).

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Carnies fared better than Congress in PPP’s popularity poll — 39% to 31%.

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I know, right? But PPP assures us that 39% of people hold a higher opinion of Nickelback than Congress. Respondents held Congress in higher esteem than the Canadian scourge at a rate of 32%.

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Political Pundits were favored over Congress 37% to 34%.

But all is not lost. Here’s the choices with a lower favorability than Congress:

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As PPP explains:

Congress did manage to beat out telemarketers (45-35), John Edwards (45-29), the Kardashians (49-36), lobbyists (48-30), North Korea (61-26), the ebola virus (53-25), Lindsay Lohan (45-41), Fidel Castro (54-32), playground bullies (43-38), meth labs (60- 21), communism (57-23), and gonorrhea (53-28).

Job well done, 112th Congress.

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113th Congress, you’ve got some big shoes to fill.

Chicago, IL Congressman Bobby Rush wears a hoodie on the floor of the house.

He was removed from the floor, for wearing a hood.

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occupyonline:

climateadaptation:

“Yesterday, 221 members of Congress released a letter to the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, asking him to allow the coal industry to emit greenhouse pollution without any limits. Claiming the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on greenhouse gas pollution from new and modified coal-fired power plants needs to be killed because of the “devastating impact it will have on jobs and the nation’s economy” were 207 Republicans and 14 Democrats:

We respectfully ask that youstop EPA’s GHG rulemakingbecause of the devastating impact it will have on jobs and the economy.”

Read the rest: Think Progress

This isn’t about jobs. This is about their campagin finance funds. I live in a city where emissions from an electric company has coal ash floating out into the surrounding, residential area giving residents that used to live near an apple grove asthma, CPOD and making their children ill. Their property values have gone down significantly, 

They need to get the fuck out of here with that shit.

GPOY: At my local federal building, preparing to meet with my congressman, John Yarmuth.

GPOY: At my local federal building, preparing to meet with my congressman, John Yarmuth.

I’m not sure when the congressman will return from Washington because he’s dealing with some straight foolishness down there. Just foolishness.

—John Yarmuth’s congressional aide via telephone, earlier this week.