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Schock Says Congress Reflects Polarized Nation

Aug 13, 2013
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With congress in recess, Illinois Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) took a two week tour of his district conducting town hall style "listening sessions," stopping in Macomb on Tuesday.

If there’s anyone as unpopular as the NFL’s replacement referees this fall, it’s Congress.

After all, “action” such as Senate Republicans on Sept. 19 killing the veterans jobs bill –endorsed by the American Legion (and co-written by four GOP Senators who followed orders and voted against it!) – may be one reason, tied to the GOP’s strategy to stall or stop government, apparently hatched in a 2009 meeting.

Some 9 out of 10 Americans disapprove of Congress, according to a new Gallup poll. Before 2007, the disapproval rating topped 80 percent only twice.