A new book by an anonymous member of Congress dishes on the House of Representatives and mocks the ignorance of American voters.
The lawmaker, on whose interviews the 84-page "The Confessions of Congressman X" is based, says he spends most of his time fundraising, but barely any time reading the bills on which he votes, notes the Daily Mail.
The book's website states that the congressman is a Democrat who "demanded anonymity for his shockingly frank 'confessions,' for fear of retribution from his colleagues and constituents," and says the book "is based on a series of informal conversations" between the book's editor and the lawmaker.
The book says:
"Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished upon them.
"My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything.
"Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don't know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it'll cost.
"Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works.
"It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification.
"We spend money we don't have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation.
"It's about getting credit now, lookin' good for the upcoming election."
In other political news, a May 11 Pew Research Center poll finds that 84 percent of supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump want a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, compared to only 56 percent of voters who supported Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas or Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, or someone else.
Of Trump supporters, 69 percent believe immigrants are a burden because "they take our jobs, housing and health care," while 47 percent of non-Trump Republicans agree.
Among Trump supporters, 64 percent want additional scrutiny of Muslims living in the U.S., while 45 percent of non-Trump supporters want the profiling, which would depend on Muslims self-identifying as Muslims.