Apparently an annual salary of $174,500 and a vast array of taxpayer-funded perks is not enough for most members of Congress.
Otherwise, why would they need "Leadership PACs" – personal political action committees that supposedly raise money for political activities but in practice provide a pipeline of cash to subsidize their already-elite lifestyle.
Now remember, in addition to official salaries more than triple what the average American household earns, members of Congress have an average net worth of about $966,000, according to OpenSecrets.org.
And yet these greedy elitists still feel the need to siphon off some political donations to pay for luxuries they could easily afford anyway.
As Trevor Potter, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), told "60 Minutes," Leadership PAC money "can be used for literally anything."