1 year ago
Last edited at 4:56PM on 11/17/2012
Check out this site...JoeO is absolutely wrong. A congressman can serve 1 two year term and he will receive his full salary of $174,000 for the rest of his life. The Senate and the presidency is the exact same way.
Members of both houses of congress get a pension (after the age of 50) after they leave office. The amount of the pension depends on how long they served with the maximum being 80% of their salary. Also contrary to popular belief, they do pay social security taxes. http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/congresspay.htm