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CoffeePlease1947 Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-03 03:07 AM
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14. Senators make the same, 145,000K
They changed the law so they get paid the same. I found that odd, a Senator is more important than a member of the House.

Believe it or not, most members of Congress are millionaires before they get to Congress. The 145K is usually costing them money while they are there based on their standard of living. Having a home in DC and your district and flying around, campaigns, and raising a family costs a great deal. Houses are the most expensive in DC about 1/2 million for a decent size one that is to the standards of a Senator or member of the House that is a millionaire.

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  -Sen. John Kerry tops the wealth list in the US Senate... sfecap  Sep-01-03 02:28 AM   #0 
  - makes him rich all right  JohnKleeb   Sep-01-03 02:31 AM   #1 
  - I agree...  w13rd0   Sep-01-03 02:32 AM   #2 
     - FDR was a rich guy but a stellar man as was the Kennedy family  JohnKleeb   Sep-01-03 02:37 AM   #3 
     - How did Kerry make it?  sfecap   Sep-01-03 02:39 AM   #4 
        - He was a senator for quite awhile  VermontDem2004   Sep-01-03 02:42 AM   #5 
        - A Senator makes $154,700.00 per year...  sfecap   Sep-01-03 03:05 AM   #11 
        - I heard it was much higher then that  VermontDem2004   Sep-01-03 03:06 AM   #12 
           - It's true. That's the salary.  sfecap   Sep-01-03 03:10 AM   #17 
        - Senators make the same, 145,000K  CoffeePlease1947   Sep-01-03 03:07 AM   #14 
        - he was born in to a wealthy family and his wife is rich  JohnKleeb   Sep-01-03 02:52 AM   #7 
  - What is the cutoff number to qualify for the elite?  oasis   Sep-01-03 02:49 AM   #6 
  - Beats me...  sfecap   Sep-01-03 03:08 AM   #15 
  - One thing I admire about John Kerry is that, like Al Gore,  DemBones DemBones   Sep-01-03 02:53 AM   #8 
  - Al Gore's net value is NOTHING compared to this nest egg***  shance   Sep-01-03 03:00 AM   #9 
  - I agree too  JohnKleeb   Sep-01-03 03:03 AM   #10 
  - I don't know where his money came from  sandnsea   Sep-01-03 03:11 AM   #18 
     - Yep, some drive he had...  sfecap   Sep-01-03 03:15 AM   #21 
     - Ive heard that  JohnKleeb   Sep-01-03 03:16 AM   #22 
  - No, Dean is the the liberal elitist in the race...  arcos   Sep-01-03 03:07 AM   #13 
  - both of em probably have a higher net pay and richer background then my gu  JohnKleeb   Sep-01-03 03:09 AM   #16 
  - lol, Nope, Dennis is NOT an elitist!  sandnsea   Sep-01-03 03:14 AM   #20 
     - yea  JohnKleeb   Sep-01-03 03:16 AM   #23 
  - That's what I thought...  sfecap   Sep-01-03 03:14 AM   #19 
  - it's all a scam..........$$$$$$  rudeboy666   Sep-01-03 03:30 AM   #24 

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