The job approval rating of the United States Congress is at an all-time low and it's not hard to see why. Gerrymandering of district lines and unlimited corporate campaign contributions have led to far too many extremists getting elected. They refuse to compromise or work out deals to move legislation along and now we have unprecedented gridlock. They see their job as nothing more than to further the interests of the fat cat donors whose money bought their elections.
There are very serious problems facing the country and both parties need to work together to find solutions. No member of Congress should have to avoid making the tough decisions for fear of offending their rich sponsors. As President Obama was being sworn into office, Republican leaders got together and decided that their number one priority was to deny Obama a second term, even if it meant blocking legislation that would help lead us out of the recession. This just isn't right and they shouldn't be rewarded by the voters for it. No matter who the next president is he won't get a lot accomplished without the help of the legislature. That's just how the system is set up under the Constitution.
It's time for new people in Congress, and I mean moderates who are willing to work together. Sue Thorn is a moderate and she is running as a Democrat for Congress. Thorn is definitely not a yes person for corporate lobbyists. She supports the Second Amendment. She will fight for a fairer tax code so that the very rich, like Romney, will pay the same tax rates as working people.
Thorn will help pass the Disclosure Act so voters will know who all of these rich contributors are and she will work for campaign finance reform in general. Thorn will help pass the American Jobs Act that will put thousands of construction workers back on the job rebuilding America's infrastructure. She will vote in favor of incentives for companies to keep factories here rather than outsourcing them to China.
The problems we face are huge. The national debt and climate change are very dangerous threats to our future and finding solutions to them won't always be popular and will require a consensus that something really has to be done. This is important. We need a bipartisan Congress.