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NBC/WSJ Poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress (VIDEO)

NBC/WSJ Poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress (VIDEO)

By Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News
Throw the bums out.

The Capital is mirrored in the Capital Reflecting Pool on Capitol Hill in Washington early Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

That’s the message 60 percent of Americans are sending to Washington in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, saying if they had the chance to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. Just 35 percent say they would not.

The 60 percent figure is the highest-ever in that question recorded in the poll, registered in the wake of the government shutdown and threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. If the nation’s debt limit is not increased one week from now, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns that the entire global economy could be in peril.

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Oh how I can't wait till we

Oh how I can't wait till we can finally vote online...

If the nation’s debt limit is

If the nation’s debt limit is not increased one week from now, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns that the entire global economy could be in peril."

And what pisses me off is the fact that this situation is even allowed to happen, that the "system" was built to allow the POSSIBILITY of economic chaos, by the same folks present and past, and it is THEY who are giving ultimatums through lack of CHOICE, to have the gall to say, "we can fix this", by making the issue BIGGER by BORROWING more money, when it is the DEBT that is the thing that threatens chaos, and having the audacity to give the impression as this being a FIX, when it is nothing but a "buying of time", which also happens to increase the issue.......where are the solutions, why do they STILL spend as if they have no care in the world.....just what is going on "up there".....faced with no accountability, no transparency and a tendacy to keep things they should'nt SECRET, is it a wonder folks are viewing our governments unfavourably,

Typical government game plan

1. Create a crisis
2. Ride to the rescue
3. Rinse, lather, repeat

Maybe there's weapons of mass destruction

hiding in the debt limit. We gotta go in, raise, raise, raze it and find those bad boys :-)

This isn't good news if true.

If these results are authentic, this basically means that the people aren't differentiating between people like Nancy Pelosi and Justin Amash or Thomas Massie, which displays a sort of idiotic reactionary position that doesn't have the sufficient information to make an informed choice at the ballot box. Furthermore, who is to say that these same people won't just vote in another batch of liars telling them what they want to hear.

I've seen very little in the present political climate to suggest that the majority of voters are informed enough not to vote in another Neo-con or Progressive who simply talks in a more nuanced fashion (which Obama did to a certain degree in 2008), and this poll does more to confirm that in my mind than otherwise.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

I'm drunk, but this is what I have to say

Fire em all. There are a few good ones, sure, but most of it's bad! No matter what angle of the argument you come from, there IS corruption in the government! Everyone can agree with that! So let's just get rid of em all, no dishonor, just thanks for your service, now git! Let's get new ones! If the system works, the system works, and I think most everyone would agree that the Constitutional election process does indeed work! So get rid of the politicians, all of them, get rid of the agencies, get new ones, and start it over! Who can hurt from such a thing? Only the elite! Only those that profit from oppression!

I agree!

except I wouldn't get new agencies, just get rid of them and replace them with nothing.

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True dat!!

True dat!!

Without thorough review, I

Without thorough review, I wouldn't trust any WSJ/NBC poll.

Well we'll see if this 60% can make the right choices in 2014!

Well we'll see if this 60% can make the right choices in 2014!

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