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Sebelius stays on just long enough to get government benefits
Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Alex Pappas

Posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

When the embattled Kathleen Sebelius announced her intention to resign as secretary of Health and Human Services, she pledged to stay in President Barack Obama’s cabinet until her replacement was confirmed by the Senate.

Turns out, there may be a financial incentive for the former Kansas governor to take her time getting out of Washington.

Next week, Sebelius becomes eligible to receive a government pension and continue certain taxpayer-funded health-care benefits when she hits her five-year employment mark with the federal government, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) policy indicates.

Under OPM rules, Sebelius, who was sworn into office on April 28, 2009, would be eligible to receive these benefits after completing five years of continuous service in the federal government.

While she announced her resignation on April 11, Sebelius does not mark her five-year anniversary with the federal government until April 28. Her successor is not expected to be sworn in until after that date. The Senate, which is on recess, comes back into session the same day Sebelius hits the five year mark.

Asked to confirm the existence of these benefits for Sebelius, an OPM spokesman would only direct TheDC to a website that answers questions for government retirees.

But according to a Daily Caller analysis based on information on the agency’s website, Sebelius, under the Federal Employee Retirement System, could receive an estimated $10,000 pension from the government each year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; hhs; kansas; kathleensebelius; obamacare; pension; sebelius; sebeliusfired; sebeliuspension; sebeliusresigns; sylviamathewsburwell; zerocare

1 posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Heh. Not very Maoist of her.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 4:08:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s on top of her state pension for service as Kansas’ Governor. She won’t exactly be left to fend for herself once she leaves Washington.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 4:10:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jim Robinson
eligible to receive these benefits after completing five years of continuous service in the federal government.

Prove it. What did she actually do besides speak and testify?

4 posted on 04/22/2014 4:11:05 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Jim Robinson
So she will be in the Federal Employees Retirement system and will not have 0bamacare but will have the same Cadillac insurance that the representatives have.
5 posted on 04/22/2014 4:11:47 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Jim Robinson
five years, and it gets to suck on the government teat for the rest of it's life, AND not have to be subjected to insurance it foisted on the rest of the country... feh
6 posted on 04/22/2014 4:12:07 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Jim Robinson

These people are disgusting.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 4:13:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson

Gabby Giffords did that, too. Stayed on for over a year after the shooting. Her husband and family pretending she might return to politics. It’s a complete Democrat thing.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 4:14:16 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Textide
What did she actually do besides speak and testify?

Shill for abortion?

9 posted on 04/22/2014 4:14:53 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Jim Robinson
....estimated $10,000 pension from the government each year. 10k for five years of "service"??? no wonder we're broke. I have to work for 35 years to get my pension at my company.
10 posted on 04/22/2014 4:16:13 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Jim Robinson

She’s going from a $200 grand a year job (cabinet) to a $2 million a year job (lobbyist/consultant).

Her $10 grand govt pension will buy some nice presents for the grandkids.

Her spouse is a federal judge so another nice pension coming there.


11 posted on 04/22/2014 4:19:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Sebelius, under the Federal Employee Retirement System, could receive an estimated $10,000 pension from the government each year."

Outrageous.

What...she'll live another 20-25 years?

Kathleen Sebelius Biography

Kathleen Sebelius was born May 15, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was director of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (1977–1987). As a Democrat, Sebelius entered politics as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives for eight years, from 1986 to 1994. She then served as the Kansas Insurance Commissioner from 1994 to 2002. She was elected Governor of Kansas in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. In 2009, Sebelius joined the administration of President Barack Obama as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services. She resigned from the post in 2014.

12 posted on 04/22/2014 4:20:15 PM PDT by blam
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To: goldstategop

She won’t exactly be left to fend for herself once she leaves Washington.”

Well, maybe she and Bob Dole can get together and share experiences over dinner when she goes back to Kansas.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 4:24:07 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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14 posted on 04/22/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson

Five years = health care for life and a pension. Try to find that in the private sector!


15 posted on 04/22/2014 4:30:46 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: mountainlion

> So she will be in the Federal Employees Retirement system and will not have 0bamacare but will have the same Cadillac insurance that the representatives have.

Am I understanding this correctly? She gets a pension after ONLY 5 years of service?!


16 posted on 04/22/2014 4:40:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Jim Robinson
Under OPM rules,...

OPM = Other People's Money.

17 posted on 04/22/2014 4:40:51 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Jim Robinson

Which was the same reason Gabrielle Giffords did not resign after it was apparent she could no longer adequately represent her district.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 5:01:58 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jsanders2001

She gets a pension after ONLY 5 years of service?!

She will not get full pension but it will be the lowest percent. I forgot what it will be. She will not be eligible until about 65 years old though.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: jsanders2001
Am I understanding this correctly? She gets a pension after ONLY 5 years of service?!

Thanks for waking up. This is what you voted for.

20 posted on 04/22/2014 5:07:43 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: Psalm 144

i dunno, mao lived off the state system, she’s doing the same thing.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 5:20:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: onona

> Am I understanding this correctly? She gets a pension after ONLY 5 years of service?!
Thanks for waking up. This is what you voted for.

I didn’t vote for it.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 5:31:14 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Jim Robinson

Is 0vomitCare one of those “benefits”?


23 posted on 04/22/2014 5:34:41 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks JimRob.


24 posted on 04/22/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mountainlion
She will not be eligible until about 65 years old though.

Since she was born in 1948, that would be right about now.

25 posted on 04/22/2014 5:49:38 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Red in Blue PA

They all look the same to me .... which one is Sebelius?


26 posted on 04/22/2014 7:14:55 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Watching MSM news readers pimping His Arrogance is like watching a dog eat its own vomit!)
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To: originalbuckeye

not that precious sainted Gabby Giffords?....


27 posted on 04/23/2014 5:53:08 AM PDT by cherry
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To: skeeter

SPECIAL! That’s Special! Oh, isn’t it GRAND?


28 posted on 04/23/2014 5:54:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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