This is taken directly from a handout I was given this year in AP Government and Politics.
Can you imagine working at the following company?
It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:
*29 have been accused of spousal abuse
*7 have been arrested for fraud
*19 have been accused of writing bad checks
*117 have bankrupted at least two businesses
*3 have been arrested for assault
*71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
*14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
*21 are current defendants in lawsuits
*In 1998 alone, 84 were stopped for drunk driving.
Can you guess which organization this is?
It is the 535 members of your United States Congress.
The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds and hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.
Something to ponder.