Skip to comments.Feingold ends Senate service (liberal Rat soon to join the ranks of the unemployed)
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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Don’t let the door hit ya’ where the good Lord split ya’, you vile, corrupt old hustler.
Good riddance. Surely a job is waiting for Feingold at Center for American Progress.
Don’t worry, they’re trying to get Kohl out and install Foolsgold into his seat in ‘12.
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.
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.
18 years. Kohl has been in for 22.
His final speech:
“Depression, unemployment, and high taxes.... It’s just a little ‘service’ I provide.”
Few members of congress can lay claim to as much damage in one career...
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...
Poor old Russ. 18 years at the Government tit, a big fat pension, and lifetime free medical care. Yea, he's a victim alright.
Can’t you feel his pain, you brute?
Just another day in Congress.
Where he gets the big bucks is working for a lobbyist.
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..
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?
Thank you Wisconsin.
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.
I certainly hope the Wisconsin voters can stay energized & prevent that from happening.
Some animals are more equal than others.
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!
Sadly, that RAT will probably be named as a Professor of Political Science at a Wisconsin University.
You might be a liberal if...
...you think there’s something sad about the end of a thirty-year political career.