The Majority Of Congress Makes At Least $1 Million a Year

Furloughed federal employee holds sign on the steps to the U.S. Capitol after the U.S. Government shut down last night, on Capitol Hill in Washington268 members of Congress are part of that sweet, sweet 1%. The median income is $869,000 dollars. It’s good to see an industry where people are really earning their paychecks. Congratulations!



  1. Evboat

    January 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

    The $869,000 is the median net worth not income.   I’m not going to defend congress but having 869,000 dollars and making that every year is very different.   I’m actually surprised how many are broke dick too.

  2. tripleogtim

    January 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

    BruceCownian But that is a large part of the problem and a major reason why a bill addressing issue “a” has sections dealing with issues”p through z.”

  3. brushmonkey

    January 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    BruceCownianThat’s assuming a lot about ditch diggers and gas station attendants.  But if we did elect them what would the likes of Louie Gohmert and Michelle Bachman end up doing?

  4. FLpro

    January 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Of what we know about!? These politicians are greasy :

  5. yourmomstaint

    January 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Not to mention that number is not even correct.  The median net worth for Representatives is $896,000, and for Senators it is $2.5 million.  They don’t actually do a median for all Congressmen, although I’m sure the math wouldn’t be too difficult.

  6. amac2001

    January 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    and they are exempt from obamacare…sooooo how exactly are they representing us???

  7. yourmomstaint

    January 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I don’t care what profession you hold, but there should be some sort of a test you must pass before you can be considered eligible.  I know that would not be constitutional, but an amendment could solve that problem.  Laws do not have to be overly complicated, but because we’ve had so much time with lawyers doing the drafting, they have become unnecessarily complex.  One of the biggest problems is trying to fix poorly crafted laws that end up ensnaring people they were not intended to ensnare.  Simplification should be the goal.  The tax code comes to mind as a plcae to start.

  8. BadNewsJeff

    January 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    yourmomstaint Throw a drug test in there while you’re at it.

  9. Badger1225

    January 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Does this include the bribes and skims they get too?

  10. MafiaLife Chris

    January 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Please tell me why the working class is lucky to see 70-100k after working 5 years at 40-60k, and we teach, build, protect, serve, care for, and transport the bulk of the ‘people’ in this world.
    What exactly do they do? No, I mean specifically. Thinking, writing, speaking for the people pays more then hard labor for the people?

  11. shortbusdriver

    January 11, 2014 at 12:04 am

    K DubyaBruceCownianThey give degrees in ditch digging now? I’m guessing you graduated from Phoenix