A Georgia congressman, the National Review reports, was making a point about how congressional aides can spend a few years on the job and then jump aboard the lobbyist gravy train and "make $500,000 a year."
What Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., reportedly said next is the definition of out-of-touch lawmaker. It's also a point where the Occupy and Tea Party movements can find rare agreement.
"Meanwhile," Gingrey said, "I’m stuck here making $172,000 a year.”
The median household income in Georgia in the 2007-2011 period (the most recent year figures are available) was about $49,000 annually. And he's the one who is stuck.
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