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To: VerySadAmerican

Yes, because even a one-term congressman gets a benefit package to take home as a parting gift. Nice to be able to vote on your own pay & benefits, ain’t it?


5 posted on 04/21/2014 9:41:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, because even a one-term congressman gets a benefit package to take home as a parting gift. Nice to be able to vote on your own pay & benefits, ain’t it?

Yep, and the MOFOs wonder why they are hated.

7 posted on 04/21/2014 10:00:38 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought they had to serve a minimum of two terms, or 6 years in office to get benefits?


8 posted on 04/22/2014 3:05:04 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Members of Congress are eligible for a pension when they turn 62 if they have completed at least five years of service, according to the Congressional Research Service. Members are eligible for a pension at age 50 if they have completed 20 years of service, or at any age after completing 25 years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of salary. By law, the starting amount of a member of Congress’ retirement annuity cannot exceed 80 percent of his or her final salary.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/interactivity/congress-question.html


9 posted on 04/22/2014 3:14:12 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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