Congress Not at All Responsive to Majority
Posted on July 26, 2016
Remind yourself from time to time: as is made clear in a recent Princeton study, we do not have a democracy.
” Over 90% of Americans want background checks [on guns], but Congress has failed to act.”
“Over 90% favor laws on clean air and water, but Congress has proposed to weaken them. Almost 80% want to increase Social Security benefits. 83% want Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Nearly 90% support mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. About two-thirds of polled Americans believe corporations pay too little in taxes. 90% support the protection of public lands.
“Based on a study of 1,779 policy issues, Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page concluded that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”