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Response to spqr78 (Reply #108)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:37 PM

116. We all hear about how congress has a single-digit approval rating.

Yet most incumbents are elected.

There were over 50 votes to repeal the ACA. There have been over 400 Republican filibusters in the Senate. A lot of bills died that would have otherwise amounted to accumulated progress during President Obama's tenure. These things really happened.

Dem's got shellacked in 2010 and lost the house. Only 37.8 percent of eligible voters showed up to vote then, and only 36.4 percent showed up in 2014, when the Dems lost the Senate.

If our representatives have stopped listening to us, maybe it's because we've stopped paying attention to what they are doing. Laissez faire socioeconomics wins out because the citizens are laissez faire.

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