Thursday, November 30, 2017

Part of What Is Wrong with Politics

Among the recently accused of sexual misbehavior is one John Conyers, Dem., representing the Great State of Michigan in the House of Representatives.

Representative Conyers is 88 years old and has been in the House for 50 years.  Simple math (and it better be simple for me) says that had he retired as most of us do at age 67 or 62, he would not have overserved himself at the Congressional table for either 26 or 21 years.  

At a salary of $174,000 per annum, Rep. Conyers has made (notice I don't say "earned") a cumulative salary of $8.7 million dollars. 

He is by no means alone in the contest for "Longevity Beyond Ridiculous in the Senate or House."  He's just the most recent to dance across the stage, grinning at the spotlight. 

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