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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

**SNIP**

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
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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To: Westbrook

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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To: usconservative

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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To: usconservative

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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To: RummyChick

What became of the REVERAND Jackson’s love child ?


21 posted on 06/30/2013 6:06:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: nikos1121

it is because he is part of america’s royal family - the elites - governmental corruptocrats whom are from chicago.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 6:18:03 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Libloather

No pensions for any elected officials, period! Nor for politically appointed officials. And I’m not so sure civil service workers should get pensions either; certainly not tax-payer funded ones to which they do not have to contribute out of their own pay.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 6:30:29 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: RummyChick

What is the disease or injury?


24 posted on 06/30/2013 6:32:43 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Libloather

People in Chicago are so thrilled that Jr. will be taken care of; they don’t understand that it is the “little man” paying for some of this.


25 posted on 06/30/2013 6:36:53 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: nikos1121

Supposedly Bipolar

Jackson Jr., who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, argued Monday in papers filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the memorandum will contain “personal, sensitive details about his medical condition” and that parts of it should be withheld from the public’s view. He also said details of an unspecified relative’s medical condition should be withheld from public view.

His lawyers said releasing the memorandum in full would “disclose unnecessarily the defendant’s and his family member’s medical information, diagnoses and treatment to the public.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-jesse-jackson-jr-motion-0605-20130605,0,1660154.story

Wonder if his dad is Bipolar


26 posted on 06/30/2013 6:38:24 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Follow-up question: Will the payments end if he gets sent to prison?


27 posted on 06/30/2013 6:42:08 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: RummyChick

“disabled for useful and efficient service “

This should mean that the person, on social security criteria, is totally and permanently disabled. If ill, he is confinded to his home, hospital and extremely sedentary.

If injured, he is confined to bed or cannot ambulate at all.

I contend that a member of congress can work from a wheelchair. I contend that a member of congress with his faculties can work.

If this man purports to be mentally ill, what is the illness? In this day and age, with the medications we have,why can’t he work/

LASTLY WHO IS THE DOCTOR OR DOCTORS THAT HAVE SAID IN WRITING THAT THE MAN IS DISABLED. SEND HIM TO MY CLINIC. I’LL ASSESS HIM FREE OF CHARGE.


28 posted on 06/30/2013 6:42:18 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Libloather

I will bet your sweet bippy that he is receiving far more, courtesy of the taxpayer, than what is published.


29 posted on 06/30/2013 6:43:18 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: RummyChick

Incurable biploar disease? Have him assessed by an independent medical evaluator. Doctors to not keep people from work with bipolar disease on a long term basis, unless these people are unable to care for themselves. It would be rare to have someone not responding to meds and other therapies.

I am sure the man is depressed etc...but the physicians who keep him from returning to a productive state in society are doing the man a disservice.

Get back to work. I will help you. Staying off work will only make you work.

OH AND ONE MORE THING. MOST DISABILITY PAYMENTS ARE GIVEN ON THE BASIS THAT THE PERSON DOES NOT RECEIVE OTHER REVENUE FROM WORKING, EG OVERSEEING A FAMILY BUSINESS ETC.

So, Jesse, incase you’re thinking of writing your memoirs for financial gain, think twice as that would constitute a reason to stop your benefits. (you need to pay tax on the money you receive by the way.)


30 posted on 06/30/2013 6:48:16 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Libloather

These criminals are doing all the wrong things right. I’ve been doing all the right things wrong.


31 posted on 06/30/2013 7:01:18 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Libloather

Federal Employees Retirement ***System***.

A system indeed everyone bend over now.


32 posted on 06/30/2013 7:09:27 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.
His age and his tenure in Congress ... are short of the mark for a standard retirement annuity from the Federal Employees Retirement System... But Jackson appears eligible for another FERS program that pays out "disability retirement" payments.

33 posted on 06/30/2013 7:18:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: RummyChick

The stain has been there....starting with his old man.


34 posted on 06/30/2013 7:31:42 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: SunkenCiv

In order to qualify for SS, you have to spend “x” amount of days in the loony bin. His handlers know this, and that’s why he did it.

All kids & immigrants have to learn is how to scam the system.

At yours & my expense, the bastards.


35 posted on 06/30/2013 7:33:20 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Libloather

I suggest the following rules for Congress critters:

1) Eliminate the federal pension benefits. Let them fund their own IRA’s and 401K’s like the rest of us.
2) Prohibit conversion of campaign funds to personal funds when the representative leaves office.
3) Prohibit the hiring of relatives for campaign staffs or office staffs.
4) No spouse, parent, or offspring of a representative can work as a contractor for government, a lobbying firm, or any organization receiving government funds.
5) No representative can be employed as a lobbyist, or work for any non-profit organization receiving any government funds, for a period of 5 years after leaving office.
5) Health care benefits will be Obamacare. Same as the citizens. No treatment of Congressmen at military hospitals (except veterans).
6) Congress must hold a recorded role call vote each term establishing pay for the next term. No more automatic pay increases.
7) Representatives, family members, and staffs cannot accept any gifts or gratuities from foreign nations, individuals or organizations. This includes flying on corporate airplanes, meals, hotel rooms at conferences.
8) Representatives cannot earn outside income from giving speeches, selling books, personal appearances or appearing in the media.
9) While in Congress representatives must post their complete federal and state tax returns, for the period they have been in office, on their websites so citizens can review their sources of income.


36 posted on 06/30/2013 8:14:24 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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