Talk about overpaid! For the first time, most members of Congress are millionaires. The nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics reports at least 268 of the 534 lawmakers were worth an average of $1 million in 2012. The year before, only about 48 percent of lawmakers were that loaded. “Despite the fact that polls show how dissatisfied Americans are with Congress overall, there’s been no change in our appetite to elect affluent politicians to represent our concerns in Washington,” said the center’s executive director.
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