According to an article in the New Yorker, Nancy Pelosi has held 311 fund raising events this year. Three Hundred and Eleven!!! I'm no mathematician, but by my count we have only had 310 days thus far (as of today - Nov. 7th) in 2011.
How on earth do these numbers do anything to dispel the perception that Washington is broken? That's literally a fundraiser every day, plus one. That doesn't have the appearance of working to help fix the nation; it smacks of elected officials working hard on nothing more than getting re-elected.
File this story as one more argument supporting the need for term limits. Being in Congress should be about serving the country, and not merely feeding at the public trough for a living.
And to be clear, this goes for both sides of the aisle.