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  •  I really can't agree with the interpretation of (3+ / 0-)
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    this poll. It apparently reflects the views of residents of the district, not of members of congress. And I find it hard to believe that the attitudes of D.C. residents has any significant impact on congress (never has in the past).

    It is interesting to look at the lists of 10 top and bottom states, though. I can understand why Nevada and Florida are in the bottom 10 (real estate market crisis). Other than that, I'm not sure exactly what pattern there is in this data.

    I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Blue Knight on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 12:47:57 PM PDT

    •  agree 100%, DC is like this because (2+ / 0-)
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      it is has notoriously low unemployment due to the federal government and all the nonprofits and lobbying groups.

      Things always look rosier in DC because they just generally see less of the day to day suffering

      •  not so, (0+ / 0-)

        "Without viable unions to serve as a counterweight to corporate power, America's working people and their families are at the mercy of the largest and most powerful economic organizations on the planet."

        by billlaurelMD on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 01:12:15 PM PDT

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        •  These numbers are of residents who actually (0+ / 0-)

          become unemployed....

          These numbers are skewed. DC and the DC metro area is full of people who come to DC and never become residents. They work here for a few years and leave. This would not take into account all those people who are here currently as part of the population of people who are employed

          As someone who lives in NW, go out to the restaurants and bars that are packed. See all the young people out to brunch on sundays without a care in the world

      •  maybe they just polled Capitol Hill (1+ / 0-)
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        and Georgetown ;-).

        "Without viable unions to serve as a counterweight to corporate power, America's working people and their families are at the mercy of the largest and most powerful economic organizations on the planet."

        by billlaurelMD on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 01:12:46 PM PDT

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