To the Editor: Why does 90% of Congress get re-elected with a 10% approval?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:01 pm
It's about to happen again. Nationwide, Congress has only a 10 percent approval rating yet we are about to RE-ELECT 90 percent OF THE INCUMBENTS! How can this be?
The only explanation: 90 percent of us approve of our own representative but want everyone else to elect someone different.
If this continues there will NEVER be meaningful change in Washington.
Things will always be the same; right up until our country collapses under
the weight of debt and corruption.
Fellow Americans, we must do something different now. You can only vote for/against, and possibly replace, one of the 435 members of the House. Is your representative really worthy of being sent back to Washington? If he/she has been there for 8 or more years it's very likely he/she is part of the problem. If one of your choices in November is an 8+ year incumbent, seriously consider voting
for the challenger. But you say, "The other candidate is a member of the other party and he's pro this or that." A freshman representative of either party will do less harm than an entrenched incumbent. In two years it will be easier to elect someone different and the country gets a new congress now!
Glen Terrell Arlington, TX 76013 email@example.com