Congress Job Approval Drops Again to a New Absurd Low

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 7:48 am

Congress’ job approval rating had been hovering in the low single digits for months, but it managed to drop to only 9 percent in the newest CBS News/New York Time poll. An overwhelming 84 percent of Americans don’t approve of the job Congress is currently doing. From CBS News: In a poll released Tuesday, just [...]

Why Big Oil Wins: What Would You Spend to Keep a $4 Billion Check?

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 3:05 pm

Imagine that, for absolutely no logical reason, the government was about to mail you a check for $4 billion, but some people want to stop you from getting that check. How much would you be willing to pay to make sure you got your hands on that $4 billion? The selfish rational answer is, you [...]

Members of Congress Aren’t Like You and Me – They’re Rich

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 8:29 am

I often marvel at how completely the debate in Washington seems so totally disconnected from the polling data and the concerns of regular Americans in these tough times, but it is important to keep in mind members of Congress aren’t like regular Americans. For the most part they are incredibly wealthy. From Opensecrets.org: Like their [...]

Money for Nothing? Wall Street Punishes Dems for Appearing to Tackle Financial Regulation

By: Tuesday July 6, 2010 1:59 pm

If you are upset that the new financial reform bill is too weak, does not fundamentally change a broken system and will not prevent another meltdown, perhaps you should take a look at this: Wall Street is unhappy that Democrats have been slightly mean to them, so it has closed its huge campaign-donation spigot. From [...]

Avalanche of Evidence: Why We Need Clean Money in Elections

By: Friday May 21, 2010 11:15 am

Recent events give us four powerful examples of why we desperately need to take back our elections from the big-money interests that are buying our politics. The solution is to clean up election funding through voluntary public financing, so that candidates can run without needing to grovel for donations from wealthy individuals and corporate lobbies. [...]

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