Congress Has It Tough (Not Really)
The financial news service Monday Morning is conducting a poll on if members of Congress should give up their perks. I don't care about Monday Morning or the poll results. I do find the list of perks received by Congress to be fascinating.
* $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 conditionThe next time a member of Congress cries about Social Security or Medicare, a member of the member should ask a Congressman if he is willing to give up his free gym membership and car for the greater good of the country.