Jesse Jackson Jr. went to jail a few years ago for misusing campaign funds for his own enrichment. Now he’s out of jail and he’s collecting over $100,000 in government benefits. Does that sound a little strange to you? You’re not alone.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 6-figure government payout under scrutiny
A government ethics expert wants the federal government to investigate former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s $138,000-a-year payout from a combination of worker’s compensation and Social Security disability benefits.
The Chicago Tribune reported Jackson receives $100,000 per year in worker’s compensation benefits because he has bipolar disorder and depression and another $38,400 per year in disability benefits. Craig Holman, from the watchdog group Public Citizen, called that amount of money “breathtaking” for a former congressman.
“I can’t imagine in any way that his bipolar disorder would have been caused in any way by his congressional duties,” Holman said. “It’s really troubling to see someone who goes to prison for corruption coming out of prison (and collecting that money).”
Jackson was released from prison on 2015 after using his campaign fund for personal enrichment. He served in Congress for 17 years before quitting in 2012.
Isn’t it strange how no one in the mainstream media is asking questions about this?
It must be so nice to be a Democrat. You can get away with almost anything.