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  •  I keep hearing this all the time: "A majority of (9+ / 0-)

    the city/state/district/town citizens disapprove of X's actions" -- yet these people usually go on and on in office. Congress has what, a 93% disapproval rate? Yet the same assholes keep getting re-elected.
    Is this scenario ever going to change? Doesn't seem like it.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 03:55:37 AM PST

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      it seems so odd that congress has had 7-9% approval rate for some 13 years straight... I don't remember what its approval rate in the 90's were but it is my opinion that some of the worst economic/trade/commerce regulatory (or more de-regulatory) policies in the nations' history were passed in the 90's

      "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

      by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:32:53 AM PST

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      jpmassar, elwior

      for mayoral approvals, since I don't know that this really applies.

      But at the congressional level, the reason for what you state is that while most people disapprove of Congress as a whole, the majority of them also approve of their own congressional delegation.  This is largely, I suspect, because people don't want to admit they made a mistake in voting.

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