Friday, March 15, 2013

Being a member of Congress is the most lucrative "Public Service" job in the world

The median wealth of a House member is $765,010... For a senator it’s $2.38 million. Yet, incredibly, they still enjoy all of this:
  • $174,000 salary
  • Free company car
  • Free gas
  • Free parking (even at airports)
  • Free flights almost anywhere in the world
  • Per diem travel allowance... up to $3,000 a trip
  • A month’s paid vacation
  • 3-day work-weeks
  • Free membership to a top-flight gym
  • Pension plan and 401K plan
  • Full retirement benefits (including up to 44% of their six figure salaries) at age 62
  • Free top of the line health insurance with 10 plans to choose from
  • Fully covered – even with pre-existing condition
Being a member of Congress is the most lucrative "Public Service" job in the world. Are our representatives officially out of touch with the real America? Should Congress live like the rest of us?

VOTE ON A POLL CONDUCTED BY MONEY MORNING: LIVE LIKE THE REST OF US