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Jackson Jr. won’t resign until he gets disability pay: EXCLUSIVE
fox ^ | 11/3 | fox

Posted on 11/15/2012 10:29:37 AM PST by RummyChick

Edited on 11/15/2012 10:31:25 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he's given disability when he steps down.

Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package--what could be his only income if he resigns. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 112th; il2012; jackson; jjj; mentalillness; shakedownartist
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1 posted on 11/15/2012 10:29:43 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I thought he had a beer distributorship ... or am i confusing him with someone else?


2 posted on 11/15/2012 10:33:24 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: RummyChick

Just think - if he was able to purchase Bammer’s seat - all of this would be swept under the rug and he’d be cured of his depression!


3 posted on 11/15/2012 10:33:32 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: RummyChick

He can’t be expected to work like a mere citizen.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 10:33:53 AM PST by HogsBreath
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To: RummyChick

It’s always and forever will be about
government handouts to destroy the
system.

Newsweak was right:

“We’re all socialists now”

Like it or not.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 10:34:07 AM PST by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: RummyChick

Shakedown Junior.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 10:34:15 AM PST by llevrok (I haven't left America. It left me.)
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To: RummyChick

Put the sleezy b**t*rd in jail where he belongs.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 10:34:31 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: RummyChick

Another Jackson shake down. That apple didn’t fall far from the tree. He’ll be living large on the taxpayers’ dime for decades. Guess he wasn’t in Congress long enough to steal his “fair share”.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 10:34:42 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: RummyChick
Well,well,well....not only was Junior trying to avoid the US Attorney but was also trying to get *more* of my tax money.Un....bleepin’....believable.Well,on second thought it's *completely* believable.But if he's convicted of a felony there's gotta be a way for his government pension to be taken away from him.But then his slimy Chicago lawyers probably already have that covered.
9 posted on 11/15/2012 10:35:47 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: RummyChick

He only wants that which he promised his constituents. Somebody gotta pay!


10 posted on 11/15/2012 10:36:17 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RummyChick

just a little walkin’ around money to tie him over til he’s fully engaged in the fambly bidness


11 posted on 11/15/2012 10:36:55 AM PST by bigbob
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To: RummyChick

The guy just can’t imagine life without gubermint cheese.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 10:37:44 AM PST by glorgau
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To: WKTimpco

Just another 47%er....


13 posted on 11/15/2012 10:38:29 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Typical drug-addled democrat pauppet blackman. Send him to Guam and let him tip the Island over dontchaknow.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 10:39:06 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: RummyChick

The House should vote on whether or not to give Jackson disability pay.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 10:40:16 AM PST by Mashood
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To: RummyChick

I don’t understand. Does Congress offer special disability packages? I am certain this wackjob is eligible for SSI.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 10:43:29 AM PST by Jean S
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To: Gay State Conservative
he's obviously crazy ~ he's a Democrat after all ~ but the deal is that his disability pay would be based on a percentage of his current income until he was required by age to convert to federal retirement.

If he were to simply leave office at the age of 47, his max would be 34% of his high three ~ which might seem like a fair amount of money, but he's not going to be living in your better parts of Chicago in the future!

He can't draw regular retirement until he's 57 anyway.

17 posted on 11/15/2012 10:44:29 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

He can apply like any other Civil Service worker. Congress should wash their hands clean of this lying, thieving SOB.
So that’s where his “depression” came from. If I had a federal indictment handing over my head I’d be depressed too.
If the republicans cave into to this crook and give him a FULL PENSION (same as his salary) wipe your hands clean of the entire Congress, because they are as corrupt as hell.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 10:44:32 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: RummyChick

He wants his reparations!


19 posted on 11/15/2012 10:45:07 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Liberty Valance

His father doesn’t share his beer or his white bitches!


20 posted on 11/15/2012 10:46:05 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: RummyChick

They’ll give it to him and then some. We’ve become a nation of cowards, sissies and sheep. Lawsuits, the dreaded “R” word have everyone running.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 10:47:40 AM PST by albie
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To: RummyChick

Voters of the 2nd Congressional District should have to do without representation in Congress for the next two years. Appoint an empty chair to fill the job.

They voted for this turkey, and the only thing their vote will accomplish is to land him a fat pension to which he is not entitled.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 10:49:16 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: RummyChick

Don’t forget to get the ObamaPhone too!


23 posted on 11/15/2012 10:50:29 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Liberty Valance

That’s one of his brothers, who has been christened by John Kass as “The King of Beers.”


24 posted on 11/15/2012 10:51:28 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: gridlock

Jesse, Sr., should run for this eat on a platform of “Up with Hope, Down with Dope.” He’s used that slogan before, and it thrills the people of Chicago, not the brighest bunch on the horizon.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 10:53:03 AM PST by Theodore R. (Once again the American people have been found sorely wanting. I think it will continue.)
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To: RummyChick

The only suitable response that should be given is to just drag off the man to serve his time.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 10:55:58 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: RummyChick

put him in a prison cell with Blago and Rezko. let him whine to them about his predicament...


27 posted on 11/15/2012 10:59:28 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Jonty30
In New Jersey, as an efficiency measure, they now inaugerate and indict all public officials at the same ceremony.
28 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:04 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: RummyChick

If he’s claiming that his job got him disabled, then I’m going to claim that obama disabled me from working.


29 posted on 11/15/2012 11:01:35 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Theodore R.

“not the brighest bunch on the horizon.”

Since being “Down With Dope” simply implies being a part of the above mentioned bunch.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 11:02:29 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Could this ‘blind item’ be about JJJ???!!!

http://diaryofahollywoodstreetking.com/whos-jacky-talking-about-november-12-2012/

Vulgar. Very crude. But seems to fit.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 11:04:42 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: gridlock

LOL!!


32 posted on 11/15/2012 11:05:19 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: RummyChick

Jackson: I’m a black government employee that wants to be paid not to work.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 11:08:04 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: RummyChick

Although hard to decipher from the original Ebonics, I do believe this was one of the things the Obamaphone woman mentioned were needed to qualify for a free phone in Cleveland.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 11:09:20 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Jean S
I don’t understand. Does Congress offer special disability packages? 

I have never heard of such a thing. Perhaps Gabby Gifford got something that was not publicized and JJ Jr wants the same. But all still highly doubtful

I am certain this wackjob is eligible for SSI.

A useless parasite politician becomes a full blown parasite

35 posted on 11/15/2012 11:15:02 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: RummyChick

Just like all of his and Obama’s voters. Santa Claus for JJJ.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 11:19:52 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: RummyChick

The voters elected him - let them keep him.

If he has to miss all the votes because he’s in rehab, great.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 11:20:11 AM PST by heartwood
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To: RummyChick

Wow and he was that close to “securing” a Senate seat.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 11:20:18 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: dennisw

What would he get if he had just lost his re-election campaign.....nothing I do believe.

Although I recall some politician in the last 5 years or so that spouted about collecting unemployment benefits after losing re-election. Don’t remember when and/or where though.


39 posted on 11/15/2012 11:33:00 AM PST by kevslisababy
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To: RummyChick

Where’s my piece of the freebie pie?


40 posted on 11/15/2012 11:36:37 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: RummyChick

Unfortunately, expulsion requires a two-thirds vote. So it does appear that he holds the cards he needs.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 11:39:49 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: RummyChick

Does a moral disability qualify?


42 posted on 11/15/2012 11:58:12 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RummyChick; All

Didn’t his father years ago pay off the lady who had his love child with funds appropriated from Operation Push? I recall some scandal along those lines


43 posted on 11/15/2012 11:59:51 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: NormsRevenge

“put him in a prison cell with Blago and Rezko. let him whine to them about his predicament...”

Naw, put him in the cell with “BIG BUBBA” and he’ll get a disability he’s not likely to forget !!


44 posted on 11/15/2012 12:10:01 PM PST by bestrongbpositive
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To: RummyChick

Once they get a good lip-lock on the ferderal teat there is only one way they break loose.

But even then they keep voting.


45 posted on 11/15/2012 12:23:57 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: RummyChick

Obamacare Death Panel his butt.


46 posted on 11/15/2012 12:25:53 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: MHGinTN
>"Send him to Guam and let him tip the Island over dontchaknow."

Throw him overboard and change the ecology of the ocean.

47 posted on 11/15/2012 12:25:53 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: RummyChick

Silly headline since Congress can remove one of it’s own.


48 posted on 11/15/2012 12:57:38 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: NKP_Vet
Sorry, there's no way this guy can get your idea of what a FULL PENSION might be.

If retired on disability, that's just for a few years, and at a substantial reduction since it will be untaxed pay. When he got switched over to FERS ~ once he was eligible ~ he'd get maybe 44% (10 more years of building on the 1%), but if he leaves without disability, he ends up having banked a 34% pension.

I think just state and local government employees get anything like a full salary full pension!

49 posted on 11/15/2012 1:59:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: dennisw; Jean S
Congress doesn't have a special disability package. They get what they earn under the federal employee retirement system ~ except they get to double it ~ you and I would get 1% credit per year, and they get 2% credit per year ~ which gets added up on retirement ~ at 56 at the earliest, and that is multiplied times the average of highest 3 annual salaries.

If JJJ leaves now he gets 34% when he turns 56.

Better than most ~ but not like winning the lottery.

50 posted on 11/15/2012 2:04:21 PM PST by muawiyah
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