The U.S. Congress has been experiencing historically low approval ratings for a long time now, really since the mid-term elections in 2006 when the democrats gained control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. These low ratings must surely be a reflection of the lack of confidence and trust we have for them. AT least that is the case for me.
This link will take you to a website recording the results of the House of Representatives vote on the so-called bailout of Wall Street that was taken on September 29, 2008. This is as published by the Clerk of the House. Check out the “Bill Title” found on the third line of the body of the page.* Does this “Title” appear to describe the matter that is supposed to be dealt with by the commitment of 700 Billion of your and my dollars?
The image below must surely represent the feelings of our founding fathers at what has become of the country that they fought and some died to establish! Shame on us!
* In the event the clerk amends the website, the following was the exact verbiage from the site as of 10:50 pm on 9/29/2008 for the roll call vote for H R 3997:
“BILL TITLE: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide earnings assistance and tax relief to members of the uniformed services, volunteer firefighters, and Peace Corps volunteers, and for other purposes”