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Convict Jackson Jr. gets $8.7k a month disability for “mood disorder.” I should be so crazy.
Allen B. West Blog ^ | 5-2-14 | Allen B. West

Posted on 05/03/2014 7:49:12 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Whenever you hear our dear politicians in Washington DC say there’s nothing more to cut or that they’re just like us, let me give you a friendly reminder. As Breitbart reported after his jail sentencing, convicted ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) receives $8,700 per month in government disability pay, as well as a partial federal pension of $45,000.

That generous $8,700 in disability comes thanks to Jackson’s sudden development of a “mood disorder” as the federal government began looking to indict him. Jackson, who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, had no history of mental illness during his prior 17 years in Congress.

And I wouldn’t be surprised if Jackson Jr. eventually gets a pardon from his Chicago buddy, Barack Hussein Obama.

I firmly believe the Congressional pension program needs to be reformed, right along with instituting term limits for Members of the US House and Senate.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; disability; illinois; payment

1 posted on 05/03/2014 7:49:12 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve been suffering from a ‘mood disorder’ ever since November 2008. Where do I apply?


2 posted on 05/03/2014 7:51:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have a mood disorder too from not earning enough money because of the horrible economy. Where do I sign up? Oh I can’t because I’m not a LIV and I’m white. Two strikes...


3 posted on 05/03/2014 7:52:49 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What is the calculation that results in 8.7k/month???? Is this social security - as in you and i and the rest of us are paying this???

Maybe I’m not feeling so well...


4 posted on 05/03/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Crap I Only get 3200 for getting rolled up in Iraq.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 7:56:56 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The Grifters Jesse Jackson, Jr. photo: Jesse Jackson, Sr., Jr. and Barack Obama article-0-0B4EFD10000005DC-62_468x370.jpg
6 posted on 05/03/2014 7:58:36 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
$8,700 monthly/160 hours a month =

$54 an hour.

Nice work, if you can get it...

7 posted on 05/03/2014 8:00:15 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Shouldn’t he be made to pay back the money he stole? If he’s making money, then most of it should be taken as restitution, leaving him with a couple of hundred in spending money each month.;o)


8 posted on 05/03/2014 8:01:19 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: afraidfortherepublic
and America takes another one in the........

9 posted on 05/03/2014 8:01:46 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: Aria
What is the calculation that results in 8.7k/month???? Is this social security - as in you and i and the rest of us are paying this???

It's the federal disability that congress critters have as part of their benefits package. He went on it right before going into the slammer. So, if it's long term disability, he's probably eligible to get it for the rest of his life. The amount is based on a percentage of what his salary was. Given congressional salaries are $174K, $8,700 per month equates to 60% of his base salary, which is probably pretty common for long term disability.

And yes, we pay for it, but no, it's not SSDI.
10 posted on 05/03/2014 8:20:56 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I've been suffering from a "mood disorder" since I came home from 'Nam in 1969. After 40 years, I finally started receiving VA disability for PTSD and Agent Orange induced prostate cancer.

Suffice it to say, it's nowhere close to $8.7 K per month.

Wonder why he has a "mood disorder" - is it because he was caught with his hand in the cookie-jar?



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11 posted on 05/03/2014 8:25:34 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Im surprised that no one tried to hire Jackscum Jr as the comedy act for the White Hut Correspondense Dinner!


12 posted on 05/03/2014 8:27:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Reading this thread has given me a pissed-off mood disorder, where do I sign up?


13 posted on 05/03/2014 8:51:10 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Similar to other mobsters of the past treated like royalty while in the slam.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 8:56:29 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: tumblindice

In that picture Obama looks high enough to paint a church steeple.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 9:09:11 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat


16 posted on 05/03/2014 9:30:34 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: andyk

They’re so generous to each other with our money. Putrid bastards.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 9:36:54 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Crazy money - which, in turn makes taxpayers feel crazy with anger.
Where’s the net social gain, here??
I don’t see it.

Thanks, Rats......


18 posted on 05/03/2014 9:38:38 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: andyk

So I worked my butt off in the O.R. for over 30 years doing surgery and end up paying this fool $7500 more per month than I get after taxes!

At the 60% ratio I should be raking in $6240.00 per month.

I want some answers and I want them now, Congress!!!!!!


19 posted on 05/03/2014 9:39:00 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I just sent a nasty note to my senator.....not that the esteemed rat cares.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 9:41:44 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: tumblindice
He should get a picture made with his 1/2 sister. some_text
21 posted on 05/03/2014 9:55:59 PM PDT by boycott
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Simply the DimocRAT ruling elite’s version of the popular SSI “crazy checks”.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 10:56:04 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Junior is a bigger crook than daddy is. I wonder how those two clowns would have survived all their life without government money.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 11:26:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Aria

No, it’s not like SSDI.

That would be in the range of $1,300 for an average earner.

This sounds like employer sponsored disability insurance, which would typically pay in the 50%-60% range of your normal salary, and usually for a specific period of time.

Jackson Junior earned about $175,000 as a Congressman, and 60% would be about $8,500 per month.

Still sounds like a scam, though.

I mean, what mental disease has EVER prevented an elected member of Congress from serving out his full term?

Perhaps going to prison is now considered a disease?


24 posted on 05/03/2014 11:35:53 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
I mean, what mental disease has EVER prevented an elected member of Congress from serving out his full term?

How laughably and sadly true.

25 posted on 05/03/2014 11:48:08 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: kiryandil

Criminals beget criminals


26 posted on 05/04/2014 3:42:15 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have had a mood disorder ever since Obama moved into the WH. Where do I sign up?


27 posted on 05/04/2014 3:50:29 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: afraidfortherepublic

ping


28 posted on 05/04/2014 4:31:11 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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