Skip to comments.Aide: Rep. Jackson home after depression treatment
Posted on 09/07/2012 3:12:56 PM PDT by South40
CHICAGO (AP) U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has returned to home in Washington after treatment for depression at Mayo Clinic, Jackson's chief of staff in suburban Chicago said Friday.
"He's at home in Washington convalescing with his wife and children," Jackson aide Rick Bryant said. "Let's hope he returns to work on Monday."
Bryant said he's not sure exactly when the Illinois congressman was discharged. Mayo Clinic spokesman Chris Gade referred all questions to Jackson's office.
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I hope they didn’t allow him to watch the DNC convention coverage. He’d relapse.
Seriously, though, I wish him a speedy recovery. Depression is no picnic.
Good, now the House Ethics Committee probe get going again.
I’d be depressed if I were Jackstone as well.
Was it really depression or Cocaine addiction?
My guess is that he is setting up a scam where he can “retire” on full salary and receive “disability” payments as well. Sorry, I don’t trust the family...
It sounds like he’s been terribly ill with it. I wish him well.
Alcohol is my guess.
He serves a 2 year term at the peoples pleasure. Only a corrupt demorat would take an extended leave of absense and still expect to keep his job.
If he were truly suffering from depression, I would agree. But if he were being treated for drug and/or alcohol abuse do you think he would let the world know or take the lib route and lie?
I don't believe anything that comes from him, his father or any democrat. And I don't believe this.
Somebody tell this guy a cure for his depression is obtainable - become a Republican.
Hope Jackson feels better, may he find comfort where it is always found.
It’s funny how that depression creeps in the closer you get to having to testify. He can’t help his self from scamming the system. It’s in his genes.
It was a severe episode of “indictment avoidance”.
N'yuk, n'yuk n'yuk.
Congress needs to Mandate that ALL HEALTH PROVIDERS notify and report any and all cases where a Public Servant or a Public Employee has used or Abused ANY ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE or Alcohol. Then it should be a FELONY punishable by LIFE IN PRISON for ANY Public Servant or Public Employee to be under the Influence or in Posession of ANY ILLEGAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE . They should make it Retroactive, just like they did the Tax Increases a few years ago.
A month and a half in-patient stay for “depression”? Seems a stay like that would repire psychotic breakdown. No, methings Messer Jackson is dodging an indictment and maybe dealing with some substance issues. (And I respect him for sincerely trying to get substance help if he is. A whole lot of people better than him have been biten by that bug. It happens.)
home, just in time for his pardon..
wanna see him relapse?....start asking question about buying a senate seat
Imagine waking up and looking in the mirror and reaLizing ... OMG !!!
Depression of course is a common comorbid condition with substance abuse, and everything about this treatment episode that has become public, points directly to addiction detox and rehab. But then, no one will ever know the truth for sure, will they.
First off he was elected the first time in 1995, so this is his 16th year. That means he is covered only by FERS and Social Security.
He has been paid $174,000 per annum for the last 3 years ~ so that means his high-three is $174,000 (his average pay since he was elected was probably about $150,000).
He may also have a Thrift Savings Account which would have been 5% taken from his pay and put into an account just like a 401(k) account. He would have received a 5% matching payment from Congress.
He can't draw on any of this until he's 59 and one-half years old.
His base FERS retirement is about $27,000 per year (if he goes now). His Social Security will be the max but knocked down substantially because he's a double-dipper and that'd be about $12,000 if he takes an early retirement at 62, but that's a long way off since he's only 47.
BTW, Jesse Jr. should have $120,000 in his Thrift Savings account. That assumes he had an average return since 1996 ~ which is ZERO. He'd needed to be going cash, moving from account to account, back into cash, then bonds, then stock ~ with some knowledge to beat the spread created during the Great Obama Recession.
Right off hand it doesn't look like Jesse has much of a retirement ~ his best bet is to keep pulling down his Congressional salary as long as he can.
Uhh, fella' the term "full retirement" just doesn't mean the same at the federal level as it does rinky dink county's road crew!
The depression ain't no thang compared to the detox requirement.
Wha a puss...
Home??? Washington??? I thought he was a representative from Illinois. Wouldn't Illinois be his home?