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The Donnybrook
Monday, March 20, 2006
US Lawmakers Will Make $165,200 This Year...

PSoTD brings up a great point:

US lawmakers will be making $165,200 this year, according to USA Today.

The county I live in (Wake County, NC) had a per capita income of $35,864 in 2003. That's the second highest of all 100 of NC's counties.

My congressman, David Price (D), will make almost 5 times that this year.

Here's my question: Does that seem high to anyone else???

UPDATE: There's one other thing that jumps out from the USA Today piece. House members will only spend 97 days in Washington, DC this year.

2nd UPDATE: ABC has more on our "hard-working" Congress...


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