Why Are U.S. Taxpayers Providing Public Pensions To Millionaire Members Of Congress

(From Forbes)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (net worth est. $50 million to $72 million): She’ll reap $153,967 a year in public pension and social security benefits at retirement. …

…The researchers at the National Taxpayers Union pegged (Senator) McConnell’s pension and annuity package at $142,902 annually, if he retired after the November election. McConnell (age 78) qualifies for a $96,738 pension, and he’s also eligible for social security amounting to an additional $46,164 each year.