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Feingold ends Senate service (liberal Rat soon to join the ranks of the unemployed)
The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2010-12-28 | Clay Barbour

Posted on 12/28/2010 6:39:42 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Icon. Maverick. Liberal. Career politician.

U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has been called many things during his time in the spotlight. But after nearly 30 years in politics, the junior senator from Wisconsin is coming home a private citizen.

When the final gavel falls on the 111th Congress, Feingold will be unemployed — the victim of an angry electorate bent on change in Washington, D.C.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; democrats; feingold; mcfeingold; pinkslip4feingold; purge; ratinfestation; teapartyrebellion

1 posted on 12/28/2010 6:39:47 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Don’t let the door hit ya’ where the good Lord split ya’, you vile, corrupt old hustler.


2 posted on 12/28/2010 6:41:19 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good riddance. Surely a job is waiting for Feingold at Center for American Progress.


3 posted on 12/28/2010 6:41:53 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Don’t worry, they’re trying to get Kohl out and install Foolsgold into his seat in ‘12.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 6:42:18 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Feingold served (himself) for 30 years in the senate and he’s the JUNIOR senator?

It appears Wisconsin night have at least one other career politician who needs to be shown the door.


5 posted on 12/28/2010 6:43:56 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: rabscuttle385

And like other Democrat losers, his stature within the Party will rise and he’ll get a well-paid gig in HHS or some other government department to tide him over til the next attempt at elected/stolen office.


6 posted on 12/28/2010 6:45:49 AM PST by digger48
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To: WayneS

18 years. Kohl has been in for 22.


7 posted on 12/28/2010 6:45:53 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: WayneS
My apologies. He spent 30 years in politics. He "only" served (himself) in the U.S. senate for 18 of those years.
8 posted on 12/28/2010 6:46:20 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: rabscuttle385

His final speech:

“Depression, unemployment, and high taxes.... It’s just a little ‘service’ I provide.”


9 posted on 12/28/2010 6:46:50 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: rabscuttle385

Few members of congress can lay claim to as much damage in one career...


10 posted on 12/28/2010 6:47:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: rabscuttle385
When the final gavel falls on the 111th Congress, Feingold will be unemployed — the victim of an angry electorate bent on change in Washington, D.C.

Oh, the irony. Two years after a watershed election based on Hope and Change in Washington, A socialist who supported that agenda is out of office because of "an angry electorate bent on change in Washington, D.C".

I guess that change that was voted in in 2008 was a little too much for that angry electorate...

11 posted on 12/28/2010 6:48:44 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Brilliant
the victim...

Poor old Russ. 18 years at the Government tit, a big fat pension, and lifetime free medical care. Yea, he's a victim alright.

12 posted on 12/28/2010 6:48:44 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Can’t you feel his pain, you brute?


13 posted on 12/28/2010 7:09:12 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Lurker
"Free"? He gets a fat pension ~ but that's because Congresscritters get double credit for every year service. You take 60 years service time he maxed out his CSRS at 80% of his high three, but if he transferred to FERS in 1987/88 ~ he'd get another 22% on top of that, or 102% of high three.

Just another day in Congress.

Where he gets the big bucks is working for a lobbyist.

14 posted on 12/28/2010 7:11:19 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385
The TpCaucus has a couple more years to GROW too....
and it is growing..

2010 was raising the flag, 2012 will be the bugle call..
The TpCaucus is growing strongly everywhere..
even in places machine politics has always been boss..

15 posted on 12/28/2010 7:12:49 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: rabscuttle385

BUH BYE!!!!!!!!

16 posted on 12/28/2010 7:16:30 AM PST by BossLady (Even Russia has a 13% Flat Tax!!!!)
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To: Lurker
"Free"? He gets a fat pension ~ but that's because Congresscritters get double credit for every year service. That gives him 60 years service time. He only needed 20 years to get his 40 years service time which would yield an 80% maximum retirement based on his high three years.

If he transferred to FERS in 1987, he'd have 7 years under CSRS ~ but that's 14 years service time, and that would give him about 20% of his high three, PLUS 23 more years under FERS, which would give him 46% times his high three. Total benefit would be 66% of his high three.

By federal standards either deal is fairly high, but that's because he had a high salary category ~ Congress critters get more than mere federal employees ~ a lot more!

Where Feingold will make the big bucks is for a couple of years working for a non-profit think tank in a sponsored chair, but he can make even more as a lobbyist after that.

How much do you folks think a superannuated Leftwingtard Fascist puke can make in this town ~ a little, a lot, just enough, or what?

17 posted on 12/28/2010 7:17:28 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385

Thank you Wisconsin.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 7:20:50 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rabscuttle385

I have absolutely no sympathy for Russ Feingold.

He now lives in the town where I ws raised & attended HS.

Sory to say that now. I don’t think he lived there when I did.

Either way, he certainly has caused more problems for the USA citizens than those which he contributed to correcting. May he rot.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 7:30:14 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I certainly hope the Wisconsin voters can stay energized & prevent that from happening.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 7:31:18 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: muawiyah
that's because Congresscritters get double credit for every year service

Some animals are more equal than others.

21 posted on 12/28/2010 7:32:12 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker
Hey, they not only get double credit they also get credit for state and local government service time.

They's more than being more than equal ~ they're even more than equal to their own criminal class.

In a couple more decades it will be possible that a Congress critter retiring under the FERS system will get a pay raise!

I suspect that will serve to limit service times.

Just walk it back. You'd need 101% of high 3 to beat your current salary (assuming no COLA) in those last 3 years. That would take 51 years of FERS service time ~ and for a Congress critter that can be OTHER government time whether state, local or military. Your youngest Critter would have had to have had his parent's permission to sign up for the Marines at the age of 17. Take that forward 51 years, and you'd have someone 68 years of age.

Now, deduct sick-leave. Over 40 years of regular federal service (20 terms in Congress) he'd have gotten 2080 hours of sick leave, and although not counted now for service time with FERS, it most certainly will be someday, so he could be just 67 years of age and retire from Congress and instantly draw higher pay than he was getting in Congress.

We can work that out in a combo FERS/CSRS/Military/Other government time options and it's likely someone could be in his early 50s and do that trick!

No doubt the exact computer program to figure it all out is circulating on Capitol Hill as we speak!

22 posted on 12/28/2010 7:44:01 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385
Feingold ends Senate service (liberal Rat soon to join the ranks of the unemployed)

Sadly, that RAT will probably be named as a Professor of Political Science at a Wisconsin University.

23 posted on 12/28/2010 8:15:20 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rabscuttle385
Buh bye, you evil pig. Your partner in crime is joining you in years.


24 posted on 12/28/2010 8:34:37 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: rabscuttle385

You might be a liberal if...

...you think there’s something sad about the end of a thirty-year political career.


25 posted on 12/28/2010 11:14:17 AM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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