Often ignored in the tumult of a presidential election are the numerous elections that will determine the composition of our legislative body. These elections are as important as the presidential race — if not more important — and should not be taken lightly. According to the RealClearPolitics.com polling average, 76.8 percent of Americans disapprove and only 15.4 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing.
This election is a chance to change that. The past two years have been colored by intense congressional gridlock. The debt ceiling debacle in August kicked the can down the road to the deficit reduction supercommittee, which failed to achieve a compromise that would balance the budget, since Democrats refuse to cede spending cuts without increasing taxes and Republicans refuse to increase taxes. This, among other things, has imposed upon us a dangerous set of circumstances called the fiscal cliff. Continue reading