Fixing the federal debt problem and solidifying the nation’s future is significantly more important than worrying about the level of popularity of Congress, Alabama Rep. Jo Bonner said Monday.
The Republican added that some portion of the problem lies in the fact that Congress is split in almost the same way the American people are split on what to do to handle the important issues they face, according to The Hill.
"I will continue to oppose any agreement that does not address the root cause of our government's historic debt — rampant overspending," Bonner said. "If doing so makes Congress less popular than the plague, that is a small price to pay for the futures of our children and grandchildren."
According to a recent poll, just 9 percent of Americans approve of Congressional job performance.
Some of the blame belongs to President Barack Obama because of his refusal to work with Republicans in Congress to cut spending, Bonner explained.
Even Obama’s supporters both in and out of Congress, Bonner said, understand recognize the problem with the “crisis of government overspending.”
"[S]hould Americans really be surprised that their members of Congress are often at odds with one another when polling reflects the population to be similarly split over key policy decisions such as tax cuts for all and government overspending?" he asked.
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