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  •  I spent the better part of two days (3+ / 0-)

    researching health care for congress members a few months ago. Wasn't easy, but I did.

    And the undeniable conclusion is that what they get is far and away more and better than what I ever had in my best, most cushy job.

    Cry me a river, those of you who would deny what you have to everyone else.

    We are about to be attacked by Al Qaeda. Wave flags if you have them. That always seems to scare them away. I'm kidding. - Kurt Vonnegut

    by not a cent on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 07:02:36 PM PST

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    •  I went looking for the amount we pay (1+ / 0-)
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      for congresscritters to have such attentive staffs, and the answer is...

      7. "I enjoy great perks and gifts, and it’s all legal."

      Working on Capitol Hill comes with a lot of fringe benefits. Congresspeople enjoy taxpayer-subsidized gyms, salons and restaurants, free parking, and a nice office. They also get $1-million-plus allowances per year for staff, mail, and travel home, where they can rent another office and lease a car on your dime, according to the National Taxpayers Union.

      Get out your hankie and click on the link for all 10 Things Your Congressperson Won't Say.

      May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 07:23:20 PM PST

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