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‘For the Record’: The Best Congress Money Can Buy


Polls show that the American people's disdain for Congress is at historic levels — and the rate of disgust is climbing.

According to a September Rasmussen Reports survey, just 9 percent of Americans think Congress is doing a “good” or “excellent” job.  A further examination of the data reveals that much of the public’s contempt for Washington centers around the belief that elected officials care more about themselves than the people they represent.  In fact, 59 percent of those polled said they felt most members of Congress would sell their vote in exchange for cash.

While money and politics seem to have always been closely linked, this For the Record short exposes what millions of Americans have been feeling: Washington really is for sale.

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