It seems that the US Congress will be getting its pay increase for 2006. I want that job. In 2005, the salary for a rank & file house or senate member has been $158,000 per year. For a majority or minority leader in either chamber, that annual salary is $175,600. For the Speaker of the House, it goes up to $203,000. I want a job where my annual salary is automatically increased every January, unless I vote NOT to receive it. I want a job where my effective annual work days total 128 to 133 days (except federal holidays). I want a job where I am provided, at no cost to me, office space and staff in Washington DC and in my home district. I want a job where I am provided a 6-figure non-taxable "operating" cost, in addition to my salary, which covers office supplies and transportation back and forth from my DC office to my home district office (most operating costs are in the $150,000 area, California is in excess of $400,000). I want a job where my health care is provided. I want a job where I am given (in addition to my salary) living allowances both in DC and in my home district (it's hard to maintain two $2.5 million dollar homes). I want a job where my effective rate of pay is $154.39/hour (house) or $148.59/hour (senate.) I want to run for Congress, please vote for me and I will commit whatever felonies I have to, to compensate your for your vote - because if elected, I most likely will not be held accountable for committing such felonies. VOTE FOR ME! I may be corrupt, but I'm not nearly as corrupt as that guy running against me.