Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) days in Washington may be numbered, but her public pension sure isn’t.
Landrieu is expected to rake in a whopping $48,000 a year starting at age 62, according to the National Taxpayers Union. Landrieu is currently 59 years old and was defeated earlier in the month by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
But, if you think Landrieu’s pension is a lot, its nothing compared to what Rep. Tom Harkin (D-IA) will be getting after he leaves congress this January. Harkin served 30 years in the Senate and 10 years in the House, which means he will be expecting a public pension of $125,000 a year.
The pension numbers are based on years of public service and the average of the members highest three years of salary. $174,000 is currently the highest for members of congress. That number has not changed for the past six years.