There are currently 655 retired members of congress with a total annual pension cost of $36,136,356.00 and an approximate Social Security benefit cost of $16,375,000.00
There are currently 535 members in the house and senate with an annual salary cost of $93,090,000.00 (not inclusive of the higher salaries for leaders, speaker etc.) for the house which averages 138 days of work and the senate which averages 162 days of work per year during which time essentially nothing happens other than to blame each other and bash the president.
That’s a combined total of $145,601,356.00 per year for 1,190 individuals (retired and active) all of which are NOT WORKING !!!
H/T Karen Cruz