FILE - In this June 14, 2010 file photo members of the new Iraqi Parliament are seen before the first session of Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi lawmakers have collected their $90,000 ... more 
FILE - In this June 14, 2010 file photo members of the new Iraqi Parliament are seen before the first session of Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi lawmakers have collected their $90,000 stipend, they're raking in $22,500 a month in salaries and allowances, and they're spending free nights in Baghdad's finest hotel _ and they've only worked about 20 minutes this year, without passing a single law. As the parliament prepares to hold what will be only its second session since the inconclusive election in March, lawmakers' lavish salaries and privileges are deepening resentment among Iraqis struggling to make ends meet and frustrated with the political deadlock. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hadi Mizban, File
Tue, Nov 2, 2010 6:40 PM EDT