Politics is profitable. Just ask the Clintons and Rudolph Giuliani. You think you are electing public servants. The joke is on us. Our government is piggy bank for the powerful and well connected. And Congresspeople are part of that corrupt two party system. When they are not going to jail for illegal bribes and getting caught with hookers, they are busy taking legal bribes from big business. Especially after they leave office - if they leave. Oh, getting elected to Congress is basically a lifetime appointment.in reference to:
"Even in tough times, it's good to be a lawmaker: According to a report released this week by the Center for Responsive Politics, there are 237 millionaires serving in Congress, according to 2008 figures. That's a slight decline from the previous year, when there were 239 millionaires in the House and Senate. But it still reflects the fact that the average lawmaker is far wealthier than his or her typical constituent. While about one percent of Americans are millionaires, 44 percent of those serving in Congress can claim as much. "The biggest takeaway from all of this is that even thought the collective wealth of members of congress appears to have declined, members of Congress are still so much more wealthy than the average American – and even more wealthy than a lot of wealthy Americans," CRP spokesman Dave Levinthal told Hotsheet."
- 237 Millionaires in Congress - Political Hotsheet - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)