The Importance Of Gridlocks In Congress

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Many Americans are becoming upset with the inaction of Congress. The growing perception is Congress is unable to come together and pass much needed legislation increasing the frustration level of many Americans. While the gridlock in Congress is not new, it is gaining increased attention due to the public frustration levels. The June 12, 2013 Gallup poll indicated 78% of Americans disapproved of the job Congress was doing and when asked the reason for disapproval, 49% indicated it was due to gridlock, bickering and not anything accomplished (Saad). Gary C. Jacobson states, Partisan disputes over matters large and small, personnel as well as policy, occur almost daily. Polarized parties, combined with divided government, have made legislative
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