The House of Representatives is known historically as "the people's House," being the only part of government that's elected directly by the people. But if anyone in history set out to prove that the House is no longer the people's House, it's John Boehner, who "raked in nearly $8.5 million in the second quarter of fundraising this year to protect his hard-fought GOP majority in the House," according to a report in The Hill.
According to a memo released by his political office on Sunday afternoon, the highest-ranking House Republican has raised close to $80 million dollars for GOP candidates – through his political committees, appearances at member events and contributions solicited from Boehner-signed National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) fundraising letters – since taking the gavel in 2011. ...The Hill
Among all those dollars I don't expect to find much in the way of nickel-and-dime contributions from just-us-folks, do you? Boehner tends to rake in a lot from investment companies and insurance, according to Open Secrets.
Oh yeah -- and JP Morgan, which is in a lot of trouble these days with the law, but not so much with Congress.