Nobody in D.C. is working for the people.
In a sense they are.
The Constitution recognizes the right of the People to free speech and through which to petition the government for the redress of grievances.
Through Common Law and our court system we have de-facto defined the People to include corporations. But while these corporate persons retain some of the rights of the People, they do not share the same responsibilities of the People, their sole responsibility being to create wealth for their shareholders, and enjoy a protected status relative to other People.
Additionally, our court system has defined "speech" to include the transfer of wealth from the People to elected officials.
So now we have wealth-generating entities recognized as People exercising their right of petitioning the government, through speech (transfer of wealth), for redress of their grievances.
When the government examines the grievances as petitioned by the People, they focus on those people who provide the most speech. When transfer of wealth from the People to elected officials represents free speech to petition the government, and People who actually create wealth are using this wealth to petition the government, you are at a disadvantage if you do not actually create wealth yourself. More wealth = more speech.
So, in short, the government is representing the People perfectly by addressing the grievances expressed by the most speech. If you want your personal grievances addressed, you need to speak up over the speech of others petitioning the government. In other words, you need to incorporate, create wealth, and give elected officials more wealth than anyone one else.
It's really that simple.