How Congress is not like America

Did you know:

* That more than two out of every five members of Congress are lawyers?

* That members of Congress actually live shorter lives than the rest of us?

* That members of Congress make in two months what the average American makes in one year?

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* That 26 members of the House and one senator (Democrat Mark Begich of Alaska) do not have college degrees, and one (Republican Rep. Bill Young of Florida) doesn’t have a high school diploma? But two-thirds have graduate or professional degrees?

(Correction: A reader points out that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California also does not have a high school diploma. Issa got a G.E.D. and later attained a college degree. A better way to put it is that one member of Congress has…

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