This graph is brought to you by an organization called Represent.Us. They advocate for anti-corruption measures and seek to hold elected representatives accountable. They recognize just how much politics matter.
We hate Congress for its incompetence and flip-flopping. We hate Congress for its inability to get things done. We hate Congress for its unresponsiveness to our concerns.
But, we still vote for these losers again and again. Because we don’t care. Because parties divide us and we vote on single issues. Because gerrymandering has created puzzle piece looking districts that make it impossible for opposing parties to win. Because we simply recognize their names.
We can solve this by paying attention. We can solve this by voting and encouraging others to vote. We can solve this by enacting term limits.
If we collectively paid more attention to our representatives, they would be more inclined to pass meaningful legislation. If we all voted, Congressmen and Congresswomen would be forced to appeal to a broader base thus becoming less partisan. If there were term limits, those in Congress would have limited time to get stuff done before they get the boot.
We need to stop the insanity of doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. Congress works for you, so do not let them slack off.
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