Representation of the people USED to be seen as an honor, no longer, now it is a question of amassing as much power over people as is possible to get.
It is about feathering their own nests with the best Health care plans, the best pension plans (that mean they need only serve one session and they are eligible for full pension rights).
Now if they were to turn pass on to the Electorate the goodies they have voted to give themselves, it is likely I might have a slightly more favourable opinion of them.
I see them putting 50% of their effort into getting re elected, 30% of their time in doing what they are paid to do, the remaining 20% is spent on swanning around the world on the Taxpayers buck.
That is why imo they have nothing but contempt for those that elect them.
It is my wish that every single one coming up for re-election this November is booted out of office, then and only then may Politicians realise that they are OUR REPRESENTATIVES.