As the job market languishes, here's some information on how you could boost your take-home pay;  All you need to do is get elected to congress.

U.S. Senators and Representatives took home an annual salary of $174,000 in 2010.  This figure doesn't take into account any of the perks and compensations that come with the job.

Of course - you need to get elected first!

The Average Salary of a United States Representative | eHow.com.