GradeGov.com: Does Your Congressperson Deserve an F?

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GradeGov.com is a new website that lets you grade members of Congress with a letter grade from A through F. From Politico:

After 26 years spent working for the Senate, Elizabeth Letchworth knows a thing or two about Congress — including how much of a bubble it can be.

Now off Capitol Hill, Letchworth is poised to launch a new website next week that aims to keep members in touch with the rest of the country. Gradegov.com will allow users to give individual members a letter grade, A through F. The site will display each lawmaker’s average, as well as breakdowns by political party and by grades sent by voters who actually live in a member’s district.

“The more and more pundits you have, [and] it seems like everybody now does a poll, it seems like we’ve lost the American public’s ability to just say it in their own words,” said Letchworth, who worked for the Senate from 1975 to 2001, rising from a page to become the first woman Republican secretary of the Senate, an elected officer of the chamber.

The site’s tagline: “They work for you. Remind them.”

According to the site, quite a few members of Congress are on their way to being flunkies. And for business-minded people–the site still has a lot of empty ad space…

  • deniro11

    all liberals get and (F) Nancy-Harry and Obama the very very worst

  • David

    I thought this site was to grade elected government

    so where is the place I grade?

  • Danis Boyce

    I am happy in a limited way with Mark Warner as he does respond to my letters and e-mails, but very unhappy with Sen. Webb as he rsponds to nothing. I am not registered with either party and try to make my decisions based on what would be good for all the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am worried as a former employer from a small business standpoint that if the state agrees to the stimulous $$ that the burden will be on the shoulders of small business owner for years to come. Not everyone understands that federal and state unemployment funds come from the employers not the employees. The employee could probably have a high yrly income and put it in savings to protect his or her future. Small business has a hard enough time in a good economy and much worse in a bad economy. Most americans work for small business. Read/learn about what is going on/research everything.

  • Joseph Zito

    These BOZOS in congress collectively gaet an F.

  • troy beardsley

    obama is a puppet for the rich who is turning this country into a communist state and the congress is helping him he should be removed from office by impeachment

  • Great idea–but how do you keep politicians’ staffers from flooding the site with A’s? the

  • Charles J Wright Jr

    With few exceptions, I grade all members at leastF
    60% three terms or more F-

  • troy beardsley

    the econmy is in the toilet and the gov is doing nothing to bring it back except fuel the fossils they call there bubbys they should give the people some money let them spend to put money in the system to help econmy and not there political bubbys

  • Shirley C. Miller

    I was able to view the “gradegov” page briefly by typing in http://www.gradegov,com. After no more than ten seconds, that old page that sometimes appears, came on with “Internet Explorer cannot access this page”. Is something or someone trying to block? Thanks, Shirley C. Miller

  • Patrick L. Napier

    The democratic party leadership of our present congress has failed the American people. Unfortunately, the republican party has failed the American people by not retaining the libertarian perspective that gives the power of leadership to the American people. Presently, our congress of the United States of America, with few exceptions, deserves a failing grade for serving the best interests of our country.
    Pride, greed, and other selfish interests, promoted by lobbyists have forced Americans to consider term limits and other constraints to prevent this tragedy being repeated.

  • I GIVE THEM ALL AN F-, AND THINK THEY SHOULD BE EXPELLED.

  • RWILSON

    NANCY PALOSCI IS AN IDIOT.
    THE PARTY SHOULD THROW HER OUT NOT PUT HER BACK IN THE POSITION SHE NOW HAS. EVERYONE THINKS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS GONE BUT YOU HAD BETTER LOOK AT WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING TO OUR COUNTRY WHILE NO ONE IS LOOKING

  • I TOO, THINK THEY ALL DESERVE F’S, ESPECIALLY O’BAMA!!!

  • Dona

    The Obama administration is focusing strickly on one sided ultra liberal big government. Driving our debt past the thinkable. Unions and the rich are the Obamas friends. Tell Mrs Obama we have never been so disappointed for the lies and poor judgement some fools elected to the highest office in America. Namely her hubby. Lets hear the samelips on a pig trash they spoke of with our loved Sara Palin. She is true and strong, moreso than the now first lady.

  • Pamela Mcgregor

    People we need to understand that without our true involvment our country will be controled by the rich and elete. We have to stand on our beleif insted of PC incorporated by the rich and the eleat. There are more of the common people that the powerful and rich. So band togather with the one standard that we all agree upon such as our freedoms,lower taxes,true values for our families. Everyone need to clean house and get rid of long lasting seats in the gov. We need new people and new ideas for what is right insted of what for me attitude. Let gather in the independant party and make it work for changing the our gov in a good direction. For the people not for thi self. Pam

  • Willie Diprima

    All should receive an F for not reading what they vote for. I was a Dem. but I am so disgusted how they behaved under Bush and even more disgusted how they are behaving now. In their ivory towers they have forgotten the common man and the good of the country.

  • Sandra McGuire

    Grade F. The decisions being voted on in Congress are destructive to USA. Decisions are creating debt that can not ever be paid. Freedom is being taken away from citizens, and our constitution is being ignored. I am very worried about the future of our country.

  • Sandra McGuire

    Grade F. Our Congressmen’s votes have gotten us into debt that will never be repaid. The Constitution is being ignored in decision making, and freedom is being taken away from Americans. Almost no decisions have been made that is for the good of the country and the citizens. Decisions favor big government and complete government control. I am very worried about the future of our country.

  • Rochelle Seering 10:30am

    Where is the Grading system. I give Nancy Obama,
    Rangel Dodd, F- F-. They are all run by the leftist extreme newspapers that are slowly going broke.They in the Senate are not helping the average people who HAVE to live within their budgets, The government should be the example for the people they are supposed to represent, and not helping all the elitist people who they decide to help. And as far as the people who the gov. gave bailouts to and want to pay the money back and can’t!!!! What’s this world coming to! Grow up government people and act like grown ups, Little children are smarter than most of you!!!!!!!

  • Shirley C. Miller

    F- just doesn’t seem low enough! “S” might be more appropiate, for the “sneaky” way they (Congress – esp. H.R.) are pushing bills through with hidden “S – secret”
    aspects with which most Americans do not seem to be aware.
    Am I wrong, Folks? Is there any stopping them now?
    SCM

  • Carolyn Owen

    Obama,(Dictator) has done more in 100 days to destroy America than all the other previous presidents did to improve America. In Grading my congressman I give David Viter a A-, Mary Landreau a D, and Steve Scalise a C-, and Obama a F.

  • Patrick L. Napier

    I agree with Shirley Miller, negotiating this web site has caused “page” failure several times. It is hard enough to just grade these congressional misfits!!

  • Bill Gardner

    What did the uninformed idiots that elected a socialist closet Muslim to the White House think they were going to get? What they have in just over 100 days is an obvious threat to destroy our country from within by a socialist movement. The time for grading is past.

  • Lori Steffy

    Obama gets a F-, Pelosi gets a F-, Biden gets a F-. They have all failed the American people! None of them care about the people – they only care about themselves and spending our money!! Maybe it is time they lose their jobs!
    Instead of us losing our jobs all the time!!!

  • Danis Boyce

    Term limits I strongly encourage everyone to look into them and see what we can do as mere citizens and taxpayers to get these people out and to listen to us as we pay their salaries. This debt will be on the shoulder of my great-grandchildren who will probably every get near the American dream that my father fought for many years ago. Americans of all ethnic groups need to wake up and realize the politicians are doing us no favor and not looking out for the people that elect them. Both parties get a D

  • l Dawson

    I agree with an F or even lower if possible for Nancy,Harry,
    Rangel especially Obama. Looking forward to the next election.

  • Edward F. Gunter

    As an 89-year-old veteran of Wrld War II I’ve never been so worried about the direction our government is going as I am at this time in my life. I give the administration and the top political leaders an (F).

  • sallietoo

    DO NOT RE ELECT ANY OF THEM – THEY ARE ALL CROOKS OR TOO AFRAID TO BE THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. MAKE SURE CONGRESS IS BALANCE – NOT ALL DEMOCRATS OR ALL REPUBLICAN.
    ENACT OUR OWN TERM LIMITS – 3 TERMS AND YOU ARE OUT NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS WILL GREATLY REDUCE CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON D.C.

  • Jenny

    I give them F for “Flush them all down the toilet and pray that they don’t stop up the plumbing.” Nancy, Obama, Biden and etc make enough money, cut out their income and sell all their personal property, houses, boats and etc to pay off the debt! Why can’t we make these rich individuals in office sacriface their income. It’s our money supporting them!

  • John and Patricia Moree

    We believe after past the 2 years it is time for term limits in the Senate and the House. This Congress has shown that they are self-centered and we are working for them instead of them working for us. We should not have to pay for lifelong retiremnt and they should not have lifelong health benefits. So we feel at this time they and the Obama Administration are leading in a dangerous direction. Therefore we grade them all with an F.

  • Edward F. Gunter

    I beleive President Obama,Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are
    leading the Country down down the road to socialism.

  • If I run my check book the way they run our budget i would be broke all the time!

  • They all get “F”s

  • MICKEY

    THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON LIBERTY, FREEDOM, RELIGION, AND GREAT MORAL STANDARDS. IT HAS BEEN DESTROYED IN THE 100 DAYS SINCE OBAMA WAS SWORN IN. (HE COULDN’T EVEN DO THAT RIGHT!) MY FATHER, MY GRANDFATHERS, MY HUSBAND, AND MY SON SERVED IN THE MILITARY TO PROTECT THESE PRINCIPLES, AND IT WAS OF NO IMPORTANCE TO THESE IDIOTS IN WASHINGTON. PELOSI, FRANK, AND MANY OTHERS SHOULD GET AN F- AND SOME OF THEM SHOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL. OBAMA IS WORKING FOR SOME TERRORIST MOB, AND THE OTHERS ARE TOO STUPID AND SELF SERVING TO STAND UP TO HIM WHILE HE DESTROYS OUR HOMELAND!!! NO MATTER WHAT HIS BUDDIES ARE GUILTY OF, IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THEY ARE EXCUSED. IF IT WAS ME OR YOU, WE WOULD BE LOCKED UP FOR A LONG TIME. SORRY, I AM HURT, DISGUSTED, AND ANGRY AND VERY FRIGHTENED. WE WILL PROBABLY SEE ANOTHER BIG ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY IN THE NEAR FUTURE. IF OBAMA KEEPS TRYING TO TRASH THE MILITARY AND OUR VETERANS WE WILL NOT HAVE ANYONE TO DEFEND US. YOU KNOW OBAMA DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SERVING IN THE MILITARY SO DON’T COUNT ON HIM, OR HIS SUBJECTS!

  • Charlotte

    I am so distressed by the lack of integrity and ethics of the people that are being placed in positions to lead this country. The final cabinet position HHS finished it for me.
    My only hope for this country is that the people will wake up and come together to raise up some real competition for the next election. I am sure that there are some in congress and the senate who still believe in what is good for America but they are fighting an up hill battle. I give most of our representatives and senators an F.

  • Everett Buchanan

    Maybe we can survive this administration. I hope that if we do, people will take voting more seriously next time. I have been a Republican for years but have begun thinking like a Libertarian. The Republican and Democrate parties are not what they once were. Neither of these parties seem to care about the will of the people. They just care about getting reelected and lining their own pockets. I believe it’s time for a revolt against the two party system. We the people need to to elect people based on performance and not part loyalty. I for one have decided to support the third party alternatives

  • Evelyn

    If we are the employers and they work for us, why oh why are we paying them so much?! Isn’t it time to give a salary cut and cut the perks too? Amen, Everett! It is time for a third party.

  • Danis Boyce

    Agree 100%, they may iniattly go there to do a good job, but then they forget they were elected to the job and forget about the needs of the people who voted for them. They all also seem to get very wealthy while they’re there and get very greedy and don’t want to leave that cash cow. Term limits, don’t vote for either party when they have been there for decades. There is no way they can mingle with real people and don’t know how real people have to cope.

  • Jack W. Mills

    An (F) isn’t low enough. Every one knows the problem but no one offers a soluton or how to go about it. We elect a representative and the bastard turns crooked. What can we do?

  • OUR once great fed gov has been sold-out by many bought-and-paid-for Senators, Congress persons and those in the White House, no matter what party.
    A Shadow Government now controls all our lives from behind that curtain once used by the Wizard of OZ.
    Revolution should have come to the former USA many years ago.
    The Sheeple in this once great nation are NOW MORONS!
    They LOST OUR NATION!
    Clark, former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, KSC, Florida 1958 to 1992

  • karlos

    personally we should fire and strip all politicians of all benes make them accountable for their actions specially when they are wrong
    we need term limits for all of all them

  • My father god bless his sole fought and died for this country if he were alive today to see what has and is happening to the country he died for,he would wonder why he did what he did. He joined the military before the depression and after serving his time left the military. He then rejoined a short time before the great depression and served faithfully until he was killed in action during the early part of world war II. He has been gone for 67 years and I miss him terribley.I was only nine years old when he was killed. All politicians should be allowed to only serve the alloted time and be removed from office.

  • Sue

    America has lost its moral authority. They all need an F- in the congress. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid should be run out of town on a rail. Obama is the worst President in history. Makes Jimmy Carter look good. I am a great grandmother and my family is very military oriented. Lost two brothers and an uncle in WW2 and Korean wars. Alan Grayson is a disgrace to the state of Florida and the nation. I have his North Carolina record and it is not good. These people work for us and thank God for the voting booth as they will all be voted out in November.

  • Pam Gatch

    I believe this Health Care Bill is unconstitutional. I have never seen so much ARROGANCE with an administration in my life!!! This Democratic government is NOT listening to the American people, as a whole. I am MAD and this should not even be discussed. It’s unconstitutional. Who are you Congress to tell me you think you know what is best for my life???? Stay out of it!!!!!!

  • fran adamo

    I agree with all of the comments I have read. To me, the most important thing we can do is make sure that the House and Senate members stop giving themselves raises and free health care and free social security. Why are they better than the American people. I am a senior citizen and haven’t gotten a cost of living raise in two years, but the people in our government have no problem getting raises for themselves. When are the American People going to say, “we have had enough”. We need to set terms, no more than 2 terms then out. They get so comfortable in those seats that they never leave until they die, and then someone in their family runs for the seat. We need new blood every few years and no more perk for them. If the american people have to pay for everthing they get then the people in the government need to do the same.