Congress Speaks At 10th Grade Level, Study Says

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    Sunlight Foundation study: Congress speaking at a lower grade level | TPMDC

    Members of Congress aren’t sounding any smarter. In fact, the 112th Congress speaks collectively at a 10th grade level, down from that of a high school junior in 2005, according to a Sunlight Foundation study released this week.

    Congress’ conservative members speak, on average, at the lowest grade level. Moderates from both parties tend to speak at the highest level. But collectively, the legislative body speaks at a higher level than the average American, who reads at between an 8th and 9th grade level.
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    Stupidity isn't limited to a Political Party.

    Help me out here: Who was the Congressman who said Marines couldn't be transferred from Okinawa to Guam because that may cause the island to "tip over"?

    I HAVE noticed that intelligence IS lacking among those who think Gov't is there to help them.
     
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    Tea baggers.

    Keep your damned government hands off my medicare
     
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    Of course congress speaks at the level of most of their supporters that put them there, term after term.
     
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    the level has been decreasing.
     
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    If Congress didn't speak at a 10th grade level how ever would they communicate with the very people who would elect them?
     
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    Since Okinawa is more than twice the size of Guam it's not too hard to understand the comment as a hyberbole; only concrete 'thinkers' would suppose otherwise.
     
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    Wow! You got it. I'm surprised but pleased that even you understand how the Tea Party Republicans got elected in 2010.
     
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