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Unfortunately, when representatives are sent to Congress they represent the whims of their party, not those of their districts. Their goal is to be re-elected.
Your story about a powerful lobbyist who required those in Congress to sign a pledge not to increase taxes or be driven out of office is another sign that our representatives have forgotten their sacred duty ["GOP softening stance on anti-taxation pledge," Nov. 27].
Shame on the 212 congressmen who signed the pledge and gave their souls to stay in office.