It's nice "work" if you can get it, but the people who own our D.C. politicians make sure the "jobs" are restricted only to those bums willing to do their bidding and to hell with the voters.
There are only a handful of exceptions in Congress, people who actually care and want to do what is best for the American people, but they are hampered at every turn by the bums.
I am surprised this worthless Congress even passed as many as 104 laws since last year. I suspect most of those "laws" were obscure pork barrel legislation, so it appears to the public they are even more lazy.
It's a win-win for them and their owners, for they can peddled their right-wing/neoliberal talking points that government doesn't do anything at all, or if it does, it doesn't do anything right and therefore there should be even fewer regulations on corporations and even more tax breaks for the billionaires.
Besides, 165K a year is just pin money for most of these politicians, and they treat their "jobs" as if they are hobbies.
The linked piece, however, is mostly right-wing bullshit, with the editors substituting "Democrat" for "Democratic."