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they get a raise every year. The Senate passed a bill to repeal that legislation.

The Democratically controlled House will not take action on it.

Of course, serve one term in th House or Senate, you get free health care for life and a free lifetime pension which passes to your widow or widower.

And if you choose not to run for re-election, there's your re-election fund to dispose of.

On top of which there's the "under tha table" perks enjoyed by some such as Charlie Rangel, a 40 year member of the House who claimed, among other things, he did not realize he could not accept free airfare and accomodations in the Caribean.

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