They don't have to, they have control of the government and for once in our country's history, they do not listen to the people voluntarily. Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, Geigner, none of them care about the people down below.
So many people call into the Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Neil Bortz and Rush even talks about people feel like they are given the "talk to the hand" treatment in DC.
AND!! to add insult to injury, the country's very own leader touring Europe, makes a speak about how his country, Americans are arrogant and that he'd rather talk to Europeans!
Americans have had a very short-term memory as of recent decades, but I wonder how many of us will remember the POTUS bad mouthing us in foreign lands, and kissing up to them. I know I will.