DWFan: Sir, I'll take a look at your thoughts through cynical eyes
Why should they; US Congress Salaries and Benefits – Salaries and Benefits of US Congress Members Rank-and-File Members:
The current salary (2011) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year. Senate Leadership
Majority Party Leader - $193,400
Minority Party Leader - $193,400 House Leadership Speaker of the House
Majority Leader - $193,400
Minority Leader - $193,400
it becomes more enlightening when you discover for one term; ''health insurance'' for the entire family ''for life'' is part of this package. ''NOT" your or my 'health insurance package'