There is a law that has been allowing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. acquire almost $100,000 per year in workers’ compensation. All of this is even after he pleaded guilty for stealing money from the campaign bank. This has been puzzling Republicans for quite a long time. “This law is wrong and needs to be changed,” Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., told the Chicago Sun-Times.
At last we see some sense in politics. We have been longing for welfare reform for years now, but obviously never got it under Barack Obama. Now that we have Donald Trump as President, we ought to be seeing a change very quickly.
“I believe if you’re a member of Congress and you are convicted of stealing campaign funds, you should not be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Members of Congress need to be good stewards of taxpayer money.” David stated.
“We’re reviewing the process and possible legislative options to prevent the abuse of this program that is meant for honest-working taxpayers,” he proceeded.
Jackson lawyer Brendan Hammer stated about “one-fourth or one-third” of the $138,452 is from SSDI,” before confirming that “Jackson’s family did receive payments during the time Jackson was in prison, though the amount was reduced.”
“Since approximately 2013, Former Congressman Jackson has qualified and repeatedly re-qualified for certain benefits — without issue,” Hammer said.
“Any questions now arising regarding these benefits, and the extensive processes associated with their initial granting and subsequent renewal, should be directed to the relevant departments of federal government that awarded them consistently and for over 3 1/2 years – until a very public and politically sensitive divorce received media attention.”
Thank God for republicans for stepping in to stop this terrible welfare scam that is being conducted at the moment.
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