Did you know:
* That more than two out of every five members of Congress are lawyers?
* That members of Congress actually live shorter lives than the rest of us?
* That members of Congress make in two months what the average American makes in one year?
* That 26 members of the House and one senator (Democrat Mark Begich of Alaska) do not have college degrees, and one (Republican Rep. Bill Young of Florida) doesn’t have a high school diploma? But two-thirds have graduate or professional degrees?
(Correction: A reader points out that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California also does not have a high school diploma. Issa got a G.E.D. and later attained a college degree. A better way to put it is that one member of Congress has attained less than a high school diploma.)
The big takeaway? Congress is not like the rest of America.
(And we encourage everyone to check out all the great data collected by Measure of America.)