Skip to comments.Byrd's family will receive remainder of his salary (Senator Robert Byrd)
Posted on 09/29/2010 2:48:13 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
The must-pass spending bill pending in the Senate includes a little-noticed provision that would pay the family of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd for the salary he would have commanded in the next fiscal year.
The Senate handbook says that upon the death of a senator who had been serving in office, in the next appropriations bill, an item will be inserted for a gratuity to be paid to the widow(er) or other next- of-kin, in the amount of one-years compensation.
As a result, the bill calls for equal shares of the late senators $193,400 salary to be split between Byrds seven children and grandchildren.
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Interesting, I did not know this.
Just a taste of how the Congress takes care of ITSELF....as opposed to governing America. Maybe some of the money will go toward preserving his KKK robe for all the proud Democrat voters of his state....especially the African-American ones.
Stop giving away the tax payer money. Just say NO!
Isn’t his generous pension gratuity enough?
We are more corrupt than Rome.
“Not yours to give...”
Still giving the byrd to the American taxpayer even after his dirtnap.
Me neither! But then, considering our two loving parties, why would we??
Are his kids and grandkids in the Klu Klux Klan too?
Many will know now, this was on Drudge today.
Yet, Dems want to impose the DEATH TAX on anything you or I want to will to our families.
“We are more corrupt than Rome.”
And almost as dead.
One last tug on the teat from beyond the grave...
It’s also interesting that a social security recipient’s monthly check is cut off immediately. Not that it shouldn’t but this should also apply to senators.
Well just stop it! I say and while your at it stop retirement pay for congressmen no matter how long they have been in congress!
Yes, they are convinced when you die it belongs to them. Since you no longer need it. By any other definition than those made by a government bureaucrap, this would be called theft. However, it is not likely you will be able to take them to court to resolve this, since you are dead.
Well isn’t that special. Servants of the public, they are.
This is insane!
My Brother died last month.
His family had to send his last pension check back even though it was the middle of the month.
Congress not only gets to keep the last check , they get a years salary for when they werent there??
Great, the country’s broke but the ruling class will take care of their own.
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