Month: September 2020

The Preference-Action Disparity in Congress
Opinion, Politics

The Preference-Action Disparity in Congress

The United States Congress has long been noted for its abysmal approval rating. Gallup's most recent polling places Congressional approval at a dismal 21%. Sadly enough, this is actually a 3% improvement when compared to Gallup's polling over the previous month. It is safe to assume that some of this disapproval derives from a broader sense of anti-government skepticism firmly entrenched within American culture, but much of it derives from the Preference-Action Disparity found within the halls of Congress. In every realm of public policy lies a major disconnect between the desires of the American people and the actions of Congress. This claim is substantiated by extensive polling, and reflects the broader failure of American representative democracy when practiced in its current...