This is what’s wrong with Congress


DCist has a weekly feature called Overheard in DC. It focuses on reader-submitted items of ludicrous conversations that they’ve heard in the previous week.

This one conversation from this week’s Overheard in DC might explain a lot about what’s wrong with Congress and government in general:

On the Green line between Petworth and Columbia Heights:

Two bro-ish guys in their early-20s, one wearing a high school lacrosse sweatshirt and the other wearing a Vineyard Vines shirt, are talking.

Bro 1: “Seriously though, it’s the best set up ever. You work a few years doing whatever, spend a few months working hard on the campaign trail, then once you’re elected to Congress you never work another day in your life. I’m essentially going to retire before I’m 39.”

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

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