Eric Holder: This is how you fix a broken Congress

Our Founding Fathers envisioned a Congress that would faithfully represent and be accountable to its constituents. In 1788, James Madison wrote in “Federalist No.57:” “Such will be the relation between the House of Representatives and their constituents. Duty, gratitude, interest, ambition itself, are the chords by which they will be bound to fidelity and sympathy with the great mass of the people.”

Today, Congress has become unbound to the “great mass of people.” The House recently passed a health care bill that only 16% of the public supports, according to a recent poll. A narrow majority in the House rushed to pass the bill without any meaningful debate and the Senate is considering similar legislation. Whether it’s healthcare or countless other issues, voters want one thing, but Congress does the exact opposite — or nothing. …

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