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Jesse Jackson Jr. is receiving Social Security, federal retirement system payments ($8.7K/mo.)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/13 | Katherine Skiba

Posted on 06/30/2013 5:39:03 AM PDT by Libloather

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His age and his tenure in Congress — almost 17 years — are short of the mark for a standard retirement annuity from the Federal Employees Retirement System, or FERS. Members of Congress can collect a pension from FERS starting at age 50 if they have completed 20 years of service, or at any age after 25 years of service, according to the Congressional Research Service.

But Jackson appears eligible for another FERS program that pays out "disability retirement" payments.

Under program rules, potential payments in the first year would total $8,700 a month — or $104,400 a year. The potential payments would drop to $69,600 annually in subsequent years.

Any payments are subject to income taxes, according to officials at the federal Office of Personnel Management. Citing privacy rules, OPM officials would not talk about Jackson Jr. but provided general information about FERS benefits.

Under the rules, whatever FERS "disability retirement" benefits a lawmaker receives are adjusted downward if he or she begins collecting Security Social disability payments.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; illinois; jackson; obamacare; payments; retirement; socialsecurity; zerocare
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And the perp is exempt from Commiecare™. Crime does pay.
1 posted on 06/30/2013 5:39:03 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Outrageous.
Crime pays handsomely.


2 posted on 06/30/2013 5:43:19 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Libloather

I review disability claims...HOw can anyone come to the conclusion that this chump can’t work? He’s not totally and permanently disabled. I say Bull Sh*t on this. Send him to me, I’ll assess him.


3 posted on 06/30/2013 5:46:31 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Libloather

He isn’t doing his job because he is a crook.

Had he not been a crook and got caught he would not have resigned.

This disability didn’t just happen upon him. He would have had it while he was serving in Congress.

But thank god he has been disgraced and the Jackson family has to live with the stain that he is a crook.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 5:46:52 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: nikos1121

“A member who completes at least 18 months of service as a member and is found by the (OPM) to be disabled for useful and efficient service as a member (of Congress) because of disease or injury shall be retired on the member’s own application.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-jesse-jackson-disability-0630-20130630,0,5633644.story?page=2


5 posted on 06/30/2013 5:47:29 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Libloather

Who is taking care of his children?


6 posted on 06/30/2013 5:48:09 AM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: Libloather

Must be nice to be one of the “beautiful” people.

He gets more in pensions than I get in hard-earned wages, and that’s before taxes.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 5:48:38 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RummyChick

> But thank god he has been disgraced and the Jackson family
> has to live with the stain that he is a crook.

Don’t tell me that you actually think they are ashamed of this.

Criminal convictions, pedophilia, adultery, sexual perversion, embezzlement, extortion, these are all badges of honor for the demonRAT party. These are resume enhancers.


8 posted on 06/30/2013 5:51:15 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RummyChick

here is something else that is ridiculous:

“Prosecutors want staggered prison terms for the couple — 18 months for her and four years for him — so their children, ages 9 and 13, would not be without a parent.”

Does the average white citizen who commits these same acts get staggered sentences. Let the Race Baiter raise them.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 5:51:35 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Libloather
No matter WHAT the circumstances, there's always a parachute or cushion, a mattress or a bubble, a chair, a comforter or binky for these punk ass mofo's to collect a lot of money after having "served"

And what is "serving" ?

Think about it;

All a politician does all day long is ... talk.

They get up, read a little and talk .. get driven to wherever and drink coffee and talk.

They have some food and talk during food and go back to talking.

Soon enough, or late enough, the talking ceases and they get "serviced" on the way home, probably while "talking" on a phone and go to sleep


That's work worthy of an annual retiremennt a laborer could only hope to achieve one or two years in his work career while he's young and healthy, doing a ton of overtime (for which he pays dearly in income taxes) ... ????

10 posted on 06/30/2013 5:52:59 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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I understand what you are saying but it is still a stain on the Race Baiter.

But now he will be a hypocrite with his race baiting on a number of issues since his son is going to be found guilty.


11 posted on 06/30/2013 5:53:37 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Libloather

What about an Obama phone?


12 posted on 06/30/2013 5:53:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Westbrook

I didn’t read your reply before I posted MINE (#10).. and that’s exactly my point.


13 posted on 06/30/2013 5:54:38 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: RummyChick
"found by the (OPM) to be disabled for useful and efficient service as a member (of Congress)"

It seems this would apply to a large majority of our "law makers".

Would it just be more advantageous (...aka cutting our losses) just to pay these people to GO AWAY?

14 posted on 06/30/2013 5:56:34 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: RummyChick

So this is what the “bi-polar” nonsense must have been about.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 5:58:38 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Delta 21

Which begs the question...why did they go after the Jacksons???

To get Jesse Jr out of the political way by ruining him or because his dad said something about Obama’s nuts.


16 posted on 06/30/2013 5:59:15 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Libloather

I’m frankly shocked the Chicago Sun Times (traditional Democrat and Jesse Jackson Sr. bootlickers) actually reported this.


17 posted on 06/30/2013 5:59:32 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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er, Chicago Tribune (not Sun Times.) Still, democrat party and Jesse Jackson Sr. bootlickers......


18 posted on 06/30/2013 6:00:02 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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kids going to be homeless
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/28/feds-ask-to-seize-jesse-jackson-jr-s-homes/


19 posted on 06/30/2013 6:02:31 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Libloather
and America takes another one in the........

20 posted on 06/30/2013 6:05:43 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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