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Americans Outraged at Congress

Thursday, 14 June 2007 12:00 AM

With our hopes for congressional reform dashed by the hypocrisy of the new Democratic congressional leadership, which is imitating all the abuses of the Republicans while they were in power, approval ratings for the House and Senate have dropped to 23 percent in the most recent NBC/Wall St Journal survey.

Congress now gets even lower approval ratings than President Bush, even though he languishes at 29 percent in the same survey.

When the Democrats took over Congress, hopes rose briefly and the NBC/Wall St. Journal survey recorded a favorable rating of 43 percent for Congress. But those days of cautious optimism are now long gone and, in their wake, is just bitter disappointment.

In our new book "Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies Are Ripping Us Off ... And Whatv to Do About It, we try to spell out some of the reasons for this mounting public anger against Congress.

The fact that it jumped to No. 1 in non-fiction on Amazon.com on its first day of release shows how furious Americans really are.

Here's why they should be:

But all members of Congress are doing is personifying the greed and corruption we document in "Outrage":

And so forth and so on. Who can blame us for being

Copyright 2007 Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

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