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Times must be tough when you're a member of Congress pulling down $174,000 a year, and you're forced to sleep on a cot in your office because you can't afford an apartment.
Or so our lawmakers would like us to believe. They've started to float an idea that would grant each member a $2,500 per month housing stipend in addition to their fat salary and generous benefits. That extra money, of course, would come straight out of the pockets of taxpayers.