Voters often say Congress does the least harm when it does nothing, but the last Congress showed us the things they don't do matter just as much.
CNN Poll: Most Americans Say This Congress 'Worst In Their Lifetimes'
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December 26, 2013

While I'm sure the bobbleheads will interpret this as Americans yearning for that warm, mythical center, it's much more likely that those surveyed see both parties working much harder for corporate, intelligence and military interests than they do for the people:

The current Congress is not only unproductive, but most Americans see it as the worst they've ever known, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday.

Two-thirds said the 113th Congress, which left for the year last week, is the worst in their lifetime. Twenty-eight percent disagreed.

Nearly three in four said this Congress has done nothing to deal with the nation's problems.

This disdain for Congress "exists among all demographic and political subgroups. Men, women, rich, poor, young, old - all think this year's Congress has been the worst they can remember," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland told the network.

"Older Americans - who have lived through more congresses - hold more negative views of the 113th Congress than younger Americans. Republicans, Democrats and independents also agree that this has been the worst session of Congress in their lifetimes."

Neither political party is spared. Fifty-two percent said Congress' Democratic leaders are taking the nation in the wrong direction, while 54 percent felt that way about Republicans.

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