Monday, March 20, 2006

Become A Member Of Congress: Earn $165,200 A Year & Don't Show Up For Work Much

Here's a great job opportunity: A job that pays $165,000 a year. You don't have to show up for work much. And you get great "fact finding mission" vacation opportunities and can have plenty of time to spend with any number of 16,000 lobbyists. What job is this, well it's the life of those in Congress.

So far this month members of Congress have met for about 87 hours, an especially gruelling schedule when you consider that on March 6, members of Congress got together for a marathon 5 minute session. But then a few days later on March 13, another long 7 minute session was held.

Leadership of the U.S. Senate has found it difficult to bring bills through Congress as their work hours have been so few. In fact this may go on record with only 97 workdays this year, the least in the last 20 years.

And while gifts valued at more than $50 are banned by supposed ethics laws, some members of Congress have been able to accept as much as $57,000 at one time in lobbyist or corporate gifts of some sort while taking a "fact finding mission vacation" in popular European travel spots or domestic trips to plush golf courses.

And there's even more benefits. Rep. Tom "The Hammer" Delay, has managed to set up a political action committee in which $500,000 in donation payments were paid to his wife and daughter.

So why sign up some fast food fry cook job kids. You can become a member of Congress, earn high pay, not show up for work much, take great vacations, get great gifts from big business lobbyists.


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