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    LanceBoyle

    Despite Mr. Boehner's constant assurances that he is working "for the American people" (and despite the American people's desire for, among other things, gun control, job creation and infrastructure repairs), it matters not a fig what the public demands.  Most of our representatives, especially Republicans, are boxed in by their own narrow ideologies, the demands of their big campaign contributors and the money they receive, directly or indirectly, from the special interest groups.  That's why, for instance, there has not been any effort to come up with a new law to overturn Citizens United.  

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