In Washington, D.C., perks abound

Photo by Caroline Bridges, Boston University News Service

Special to the Union Leader

Annual pay is almost $200,000.

Health benefits are among the best in the country.

Put your time in and you qualify for — better than a gold watch — a pension that will always be there.

Free air travel between home and the home office, plus parking privileges right next to the terminal.

Access to your employer’s health club. Convenient services nearby.

And after some time with “the company,” the Smithsonian will give you art from American masters to decorate your office in a national landmark.

Life is good, life is sweet when you’re in Congress.

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