If Congress represents the people, why did it pass a tax cut bill Americans don't want?
I'm confused. I learned in my high school civics class that in our representative democracy, the people we sent to Congress would vote in our interest. The concept was that the people who represented the will of the majority of people voting would be elected and would vote on legislation that they indicated they would support during their campaign.
So far so good.
But now I become confused. Why did Republicans in Congress push through the legislative process so quickly and discretely a tax bill that the polls indicate most of their constituents do not want? That's not the way the process was supposed to work.
So what broke it? Maybe it is broken because with unlimited and anonymous PAC funding for elections, congressmen are not dependent on their constituents for support. In effect, they go to the highest bidder. That frees them from voting the way their constituents want. They can now vote the way their owners want them to vote.
So maybe we should recognize the true situation. It is not an election process, it is a bidding process. Whoever pays the most gets the Congressperson. A free market economy in its truest form!