Friday, July 29, 2011

Number of the Day

40%: President Obama's current approval rating, and his lowest to date, in the new Gallup poll.

Here's another number, which might have something to do with that approval rating: 0.1%. That's the rate of US consumer spending in the second quarter.

Congress is faring even worse. Democratic leaders have a 30% approval rating, and Republican leaders, who had a 36% approval rating a few months ago, now get a meager 25% approval.

There are a lot of unhappy people in this country, most of whom feel powerless to effect change, and rightly so, as their votes are exponentially diluted by corporate cash, thanks to the Supreme Court.