suck: verb: Middle English suken, from Old English sucan; Latin sugere

slang : to be objectionable or inadequate <Dick Poe Toyota Sucks> <the movie Swing Vote sucked> <doesn't our do-nothing Congress suck?>

Who Sucks? - 110th Congress Sucks

110th Congress
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 224-3121

Despite assurances that it would be different this time, as of July 4th the 110th United States Congress has passed only 260 laws, the lowest number ever over the last three decades. This breaks the previous record low of 293 for the 104th United States Congress, which was the first Congress following the 1994 so called Republican Revolution. Of these 260 laws passed in the 110th Congress, 74 were for naming post offices and only 148 could be called laws of any substance. Keep in mind that this substantive legislation includes a law requiring the flag be flown on Father’s Day. 8 of the 148 sunstantive laws passed were appropriations bills which are considered "must pass" legislation which prevents the government from grinding to a halt.

For the past year the approval rating of the 110th United States Congress has been lower than that of President Bush. Overwhelming opinion is that this Congress has been an absolute failure, yet the media contends that the Democratic Party is primed for a major victory in November. The typical Democrats response is to blame the Republicans for everything. The Democratic Party is even asking that we vote more Democrats into office. To top things off they ask and that we elect Senator Barrack Obama as President of the United States.

The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in the history of Congressional statistics. In July 2008, just 9% of Americans say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters, 52%, say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.

Voters not affiliated with either party are the most critical of Congressional performance. Just 3% of those voters give Congress positive ratings, down from 6% last month. Sixty-three percent (63%) believe Congress is doing a poor job, up from 57% last month.

Most voters (72%) think most members of Congress are more interested in furthering their own political careers. Just 14% believe members are genuinely interested in helping people.

These figures are from Rasmussen Reports.

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