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Are historically low congressional approval ratings paradoxically a sign of an effective government?

Are historically low congressional approval ratings paradoxically a sign of an effective government?
I believe they are because if congress 'does too much', they can create irreparable consequences. It's better for congress to intercede as little as needed and let autonomous business and consumption forces run the economy and country. Only during times of pressing crisis (2008 bank meltdown, 911) does congress need to act, and they have as evidenced by the efficacy and expediency of the TARP bank bailout and 911 terror response.

When congress is hated, it's because they are not catering to anyone's whims. The right wing wants program X the; left wants the opposite. And if either of their wishes are satisfied the result could be deleterious. Let's do nothing.

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    Jan 9 2013: No.

    Congrssional approval ratings are a measure of their atrophy.
    It reflects the degradation of mutual advantage produced by legislation.
    As each law begins to yield disadvantage to the nation instead of advantage, a functional void appears from which dissaproval emanates.

    This process will accellerate until groups begin to coalesce around a more effective law-sets. This process will be lead by a rapid formation of family-based tribal cells (gang bangers).
    The successful tribal cells will begin to coalesce around newly formed informal legislation governing inter-gang stability.

    The old institutional legislature will go through a period of defense against the new social cells, but by doing so, will precipitate the legislature into increasingly dissadvantageous laws thus precipitating more disaproval in the electorate - and increasing precipitation into local nascent tribes-states.
    If the national legislative istution fails to adapt to the shif tof advantage - ultimately a civil war will errupt.
    After the civil war, a reformed legislature will emerge.

    If it is possible to make such reformation before a civil war errupts is unclear - it has not been demonstrated in human history - perhaps it has never been tried? Or perhaps historical examples have not been properly assembled?

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