Skip to comments.Jackson Proves Crime Pays For DC Crooks
Posted on 09/09/2013 5:16:06 PM PDT by jazusamo
Graft: In another sign Washington's hopelessly corrupt, disgraced Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will collect tens of thousands of dollars in government disability pay while serving time for defrauding government.
Seems the feds bought his last-minute claims of a "mood disorder," qualifying him for a reported $8,700 a month in federal aid.
This outrageous largess comes on top of a partial federal pension of $45,000 he'll also collect, despite his sins in office. This is the same convicted swindler who lined his pockets with federal campaign cash.
As the feds were closing in on Jackson, he suddenly didn't feel so hot. He vanished for two weeks from his Capitol office before his staff disclosed he was on medical leave for "exhaustion."
When it became obvious the lawmaker wasn't returning, and more obvious that the feds were preparing an indictment, Democratic leaders pressed his staff for more information. They responded that his condition was worse than previously thought and required hospitalization.
His previously described exhaustion was actually "emotional problems," which then turned into "mood swings," which later became a full-blown "mood disorder."
The Jackson family finally settled on a diagnosis of "bipolar disorder," a mental illness that conveniently makes Junior eligible for generous federal disability.
Funny, Junior never showed any symptoms during his 17 years as a U.S. lawmaker. His illness didn't appear until FBI agents started knocking.
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In the dark days of Revolutionary Maoist China, this would have classified as an economic crime. The punishments for economic crime were uniform. To spare the delicate reader details, let me just say no prison sentences were involved.
We’re still a wealthy country, even if fading fast, so this sort of behavior is just routine white collar.
Stuff like this ought to be enough for a million of us to march on Washington. Somehow, we have to demand an end to it. Unfortunately, it won’t happen through voting and elections. Representatives don’t care.
Yep, ripping off 3/4 million seems to be no big deal at this point, he gets 30 months while collecting over $100K a year in disability while serving the time. That’s not a deterrent, the commie thing was a deterrent.
You’ve got that right. All the Reps should be screaming bloody murder about this and other scams but most are afraid they’ll be the next to be caught up with.
All of you people complaining about this are RACISTS.
Jesse’s ancestors were slaves and this is only what he deserves because of that. His Great Great Grandfather paid Jesse’s dues for him.
All of you racist Honkies should be ashamed for complaining because Jesse is getting his reparations.
His daddy worked hard to pimping racism to get young Jesse where he is. Shame on you racists. /s/
I'm getting a "mood disorder" just reading about how this leftist criminal is scamming the system on our backs.
“”Stuff like this ought to be enough for a million of us to march on Washington.””
Our list would be so long, no one would listen to us. The problem with marching is those of us who care and pay the bill have to work and can’t afford the luxury of protesting on their doorstep.
Hey, wait a minute. Liberals always put be in a bad mood; what can I get for that?
(If you say 8 to 10 I'll poke you with a feather)
How does one qualify for $8700 a month in SS disability? My sister is on that and she only gets $900 a month, but then she’s white and not a government “official”.......