Monday, June 27, 2011

Congressional staff members got $6.1 million in bonuses. Congressional approval is down to 8%

Our Congressmen and women think they are doing a great job. They gave their staff members $6.1 million in discretionary bonuses.
(Mediaite) — Despite all the talk of belt-tightening in Washington, CNN’s Lisa Desjardins dug through many Congressional expense reports and discovered up to $6.1 million was paid out in bonuses to Congressional staff members during the beginning of the year, at the height of talks about a potential government shutdown.
Voters don't agree. Congressional approval is down to %8.
Voter approval of Congress' job performance has now fallen to a near five-year low.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Fifty-two percent (52%) rate Congress' performance as poor.

No comments: