It was all over the airwaves last night. By the end of this year, Congress will have worked a total of 126 days and taken 239 days of vacation. Or as Kenneth D. Ackerman puts it,
"What's the best job on earth? Why, of course, to be a Member of the United States Congress." Huffington Post 12/03/12Mr. Ackerman cites the average Congressional salary is $174,000 with the Speak of the House receiving $223,500.
I can only imagine how this sits with the public who are, as was I, just waking up to the real hard facts of what these people do not do.
Mr. Ackerman wrote the above quoted blog exactly one year ago. This was at the beginning of what will turn out to be, according to the Boston Globe 12/04/2013,
"...the least productive crop of legislators in modern history."That same Globe article states Congress has passed only 55 bills, spent only 36 hours per week in session, averaging one bill per week.
I don't know about you but I'm thinking of running for Congress.