Skip to comments.Sen. Cornyn Receives 3 Public Pensions Plus Senate Salary (June 18, 2013)
Posted on 02/18/2014 7:59:03 AM PST by jimbo123
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn last year supplemented his Senate salary with three public pensions, bringing in some $65,383 in public retirement benefits to add to his $174,000 a year salary for serving as senator.
The Texas Republican was elected to the Senate in 2002, and is a former district judge, state Supreme Court justice and state attorney general, reports The National Journal.
His largest pension, for $48,807, came through the Judicial Retirement System of Texas, earned while serving on the state Supreme Court from 1991 to 1997.
Cornyn, 61, reported another $10,132 in pension benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas, a fund for state elected officials and workers, after serving as attorney general from 1999 to 2002.
Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, disclosed in a series of amendments he began filing last year that he had been collecting the $10,122 pension since 2006, but had not listed it on his original disclosure reports from 2006 through 2010.
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And you guys need to remember.. he’s not living off that 174 thousand dollars or whatever it is.
He probably barely spends any of it. We, the taxpayers, pay for 99 percent of their cost of living.
Housing, food, security, gas. They are not living in our world.
They are living in the world of DC
Well, he performed the services required by law to collect these pensions. As far as I know, he was not involved in passing or promoting these laws.
So what do you suggest he do - not collect money he is entitled to? Give it away to charity?
Let’s send a nice EVICTION NOTICE to John Wayne McCornyn. There are others that deserve that as well.
So, are you saying that he should keep feeding from the taxpayers trough?
Maybe he’ll soon be receiving a FOURTH pension as a retired senator...
Those are real questions, not rhetorical questions.
What should he do in this situation?
But he worked during the same Lege that imposed a windfall profit tax on Tx teachers to not collect other pensions while collecting TRS. I retied but can’t get the social security that I earned. He will hear from me on that but a lot he cares.
Cornyn will draw social security AND govt pension from his Senate gig.
In Kentucky ALL retired Judges, no matter at what level, receive over one hundred grand in pension. See my tagline.
I would suggest that he take the money and run.
He’s finished in my book.
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I’m hoping they can drag him into a run off in the primary. He is a Karl Rove globalists- socialist and isn’t a conservative. For example, Last weak he voted with Harry Reid to cut off debate on the unlimited debt ceiling vote!!! He voted to let them spend all they want. This is not a conservative!! I hope he gets beat in the primary. A monkey could beat “Baby killer” Davis in the general election. At least Texans have the wonderful star — Ted Cruz.
Remember last fall when Obama “shut down” the gubmint? The Establishment Pukes told us that we needed to pass the CR because that wasn’t the right time to fight (push back)? They assured us at the time that the REAL BATTLE would be waged against Raising the Debt Limit?
I’m sorry, but you shouldn’t get a pension for only working in a job for 2-3 years (10k?!) or even 6. The pension system shouldn’t give such massive benefits until at least 10 years of service. Should work similar to a sine wave, starting at one trough, and moving to the crest. The first couple years, you get little pension, but at the 10-yr mark, you have half your full pension, and it’s just hit the max increase, starting to add slower. Once you hit the 20yr mark, full pension.