Washington lawmakers live a life most Americans can only dream of.
They have a minimum salary more than triple the average worker, three-day work weeks to go with month-long vacations, and special tax breaks that would make most CEO's jealous.
It's no wonder Congress has lost any sense of the true value of money or a hard day's work.
This lack of fiscal leadership is part of the reason why the U.S. is now more than $17 trillion in debt and needs to borrow 46 cents out of every dollar it is spending this year.
And it's a big reason why Congress can never seem to figure out how to solve any of America's most pressing economic problems.