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How Congress Spent $1 Billion on Itself

Apparently Congress isn't just busy spending billions of taxpayer dollars on government programs and bailouts -- it kept a cool billion for itself, spending the amount in just the nine months from June 2009 through March 2010. That makes the annualized spending per member of Congress about $2.5 billion, if divided over all 535. Of course, that's not salary alone, but includes all of the expenses associated with being a lawmaker in Washington. Here's the first chart from the AOL Report:

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