Sunday, May 30, 2010

Poll finds anger over country's leaders

Polls are looking good for the Tea Party movement, but not so good for the incumbents of both parties. Makes you wonder what is out there waiting in the wings and how the normal citizen can determine if the new crop of challengers is any better than the old. There is a certain amount of expertise and knowledge needed for our government to function, but that can be handled by those whose terms are not up and those that will invariably get reelected. Also, much of the Congressional staff will remain, and that is where we have another problem.

Washington is heavily staffed by progressive liberals that may have more power that the legislators themselves. If you can write the 2,000 page bills that the Congress doesn't bother to read before passing, then almost anything can be put in the legislation. Congressmen admit there have been some surprises, but you don't hear of any heads rolling. Let's get someone to clean house if there is malfeasance.

Let's get new people in there that won't write 2,000 page bills in the first place and who will place "sunset" requirements on all bills. Let's also have them appoint a committee to examine all open and active legislation, and determine whether or not they are being enforced or relevant. Then, on each bill, recommend to the full Congress, whether or not to repeal. Maybe we can slip ObamaCare into the repeal bin.

Two-thirds of those surveyed this week describe themselves as "angry" about the way things are going in the USA, the highest percentage in the decade the question has been asked. By nearly 2-1, they would rather vote for a candidate who has never served in Congress over one with experience.

"We're just going to have to clean house and get people in who really care about the country," says Stephen Besz, 63, of Hokendauqua, Penn., who was among those called in the poll. He worries about the future for his son, an electrical engineer who has been looking for a job for 18 months.

On Memorial Day weekend, incumbents in general and Democrats in particular face a hot summer.

The poll finds a huge intensity gap between the parties: 50% of Republicans are "extremely motivated" to vote this year; 30% of Democrats are.

"Normally I vote Democrat, but right now I'm not real sure," says Sherry Havard, 60, of Newton, Texas. "I just don't like what they're doing right now."

Among registered voters, 42% say their view of Obama is "very important" in their vote for Congress. That's likely to cut both ways: The group includes 43% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans
. Poll finds anger over country's leaders

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