Is It Time for a House Cleaning?


We the people seem to say that it is high time for a house cleaning. Although a clear majority of the voting public would vote to replace the entire congress, in reality this hardly ever happens. This old bird has to wonder why this is so? Is it that these SEASONED politicians have so entrenched themselves in power it is virtually impossible to remove them? Well perhaps it is time we the people take back our government and restore the balance of power to the people. What say you?
clipped from restless-shadows.newsvine.com

Rasmussen Reports (August 30, 2009) – 57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress:

59% now believe that members of Congress are overpaid. That’s up 10 percentage points from last October. Just 5% think their Congress member is paid too little. 30% think the pay is about right.

Just 14% give Congress good or excellent review for their overall performance, while only 16% believe it’s Very Likely that Congress will address the most important problems facing our nation. 75% say members of Congress are more interested in their own careers than they are in helping people.
Despite these reviews, more than 90% of Congress routinely gets reelected every two years.
When the Constitution was written, the nation’s founders expected that there would be a 50% turnover in the House of Representatives every election cycle.
In the 20th century, turnover began to decline. As power and prestige flowed to Washington during the New Deal era, fewer and fewer members of Congress wanted to leave.

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