Congress with the Lowest Approval Ratings in History Returns to. . .

January 18, 2012

. . . Protests

They're back in session. The most "do nothing" Congress of all times has returned after one of their many lengthy recesses. Polls over the last year have consistently shown that under 20% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. The latest poll shows that 84% of Americans disapprove of the job (or non-job) that Congress is doing.

Occupy protesters gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol yesterday to greet the returning members and show their disapproval of corporate influence in Congress and American politics.

Today some Internet technology companies protested two congressional bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate, that they claim will censor the Web and harm American businesses.  Google has a black banner on their site and asks readers to protest the bills by signing a petition HERE.

Wikipedia has shut down its site completely for 24 hours to protest and invites readers to contact their congressional representatives HERE. Mozilla and Wired also are protesting.

The protests may be having some influence. According to the New York Times, Florida Senator Mark Rubio stated that he will no longer back the legislation.


Anonymous said...

Kilili didn't even show up for this session. He had a party for his birthday and will miss the first week. So don't just attack Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Drugs, murder, rape. Those three things have been happening at the majority of these "occupy" protests. They need to occupy a job.

Anonymous said...

drugs murder rapes? Are you talking about NMI? Maybe any place in the world?

Anonymous said...

noni 3:23 How can they occupy a job? Why do you think these people are out protesting? Coz they don't have jobs!