interesting facts about congress

  1. SparklingJewel profile image66
    SparklingJewelposted 5 years ago

    "Draining the swamp was the unbridled promise of Nancy Pelosi when she was Speaker of the house. Not only did she not drain the swamp, she was one of the instruments that dammed it up. How bad is it? We have 100 senators and 435 members of the House for a total of 535. As of today the following statistic is applicable: 29 spousal abuses, 7 frauds, 19 passing bad cheques, 117 bankruptcies (considering they get over $150K that is truly amazing), 3 assaults, 71 insufficient credit to get a credit card, 14 for illicit drug use, 8 for shoplifting, 21 currently in litigation, 84 for drunk driving. This works out to 374 out of 535 legislators that are crooks, which leaves 164 that could be clean. What a state of affairs. And they have an 87% re-election rate to boot!

    We pay congressmen $174,000 per year. Then we give them an employee allowance of $900,000. Then we give them $250,000 for office expenses (we provide the office space). The average legislator costs the taxpayers $3.3 million a year. Can you imagine receiving that sort of income and then not being able to get a credit card due to bad debt? Oh, I almost forgot the "Franking Privilege" and the healthcare that costs only $300 per month for a full family, children to age 25, and the pension, well… you get the picture, I'm sure."

    ...enough of where our tax money goes, yet?

    1. Moderndayslave profile image60
      Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very nice,this needs more exposure.