The U.S. Congress has not been getting much positive support in recent years from citizens for its fiscal decisions. The debt is racking up, the economy remains sluggish, and no one seems capable of compromising on anything.
This is likely, at least due in some part, to the fact that so few members of congress have any background or experience in business or economics. DefeattheDebt shows that well over half of current congress members graduated from college with degrees in either government or humanities. These degrees may be beneficial for some politicians, but the collective lack of economic understanding in congress is clearly not helping the nation’s fiscal situation.