Gridlock in Congress: the American People vs. PACs

Regarding the Opinion page article "Gridlock Inside Congress," Oct. 13: The author states: "The real end to gridlock will come when the lawmakers reject the influence of the special-interest groups who fund political campaigns and hover around Congress calling in their chits."

I agree with this observation. Political-action committees (PAC) have too much influence on congressional decision making and congressional elections. Our congressional leaders are more concerned about getting reelected today than representing the American public. Gridlock in Congress is more than just who's sitting in the president's seat, and who's in Congress; it's whose voice is getting heard. It's the voice of PACs and not the American people. Paige B. Durham, Centerville, Tenn.

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