Thought of Today: December 03, 2017 at 11:40AM

In 2016, $3.5B was spent on lobbying.

That is equivalent to $5.9 million per member of Congress.

The average annual salary of a congressman is $175,000

We spend more and get less than industrial nations on:

Airline tickets
Medicine
Medical treatment
Education
Cable internet
Cellphone service
Food

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