Being in Congress loses its thrill for some lawmakers - POLITICO.com
- For members of Congress, the thrill is gone.
They donít make national policy anymore. They canít earmark money for communities back home. The public hates them.
And perks little and big, from private jet travel to a little free nosh now and then, have been locked down by ethics rules.As they head for the exits this year, many leaving Congress say the prestigious job of being a congressman sucks now, and that‚Äôs why lawmakers young and old are trading in their member pins for a new life in the private sector.
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