Do city or county commissioners sleep in their meeting rooms because they want to save money and not rent a place to live? Do our state legislators sleep in the halls of the Capitol in Bismarck while away from their home cities on legislative business? Most would say of course not. Then why do we let our federally elected officials — who make $174,000 a year — sleep and live in their offices while in D.C.? After reading a story last year that said Rep.