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  •  And, much of their expenses (1+ / 0-)
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    QueenMaeve

    are covered, travel, food etc.  Excellent health coverage and retirement bennies.  Not so bad, although not close to ripoff corporate piggishness.

    •  Great point. They can hire up to 18 permanent (1+ / 0-)
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      tobendaro

      and 4 temporary aides on our dime, plus they can hire between 26 and 60 staffers, depending on the size of their state.  They aren't exactly serving the public's needs all by their lonesome.  And, given that many of these officials don't actually read the legislation they sign, I'd say it's a damn fine job, if you can get it, and if you can live with yourself when you betray your constituents.

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