Monday, August 12, 2013

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 condition

The 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.



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