Records from former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s divorce case show how he collects a huge benefit check from the federal government after serving time in prison for looting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign fund. Jackson, 51, receives about $138,400 a year — more than he made as a congressman, most of that is workers' compensation and tax-free. The rest of Jackson's benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance payments.
Jackson feeds from the government entitlement trough because he has "bipolar disorder" and "depression," the "issues" that led to an extended leave from Congress in 2012.
Of course, the thinking person suspects that these diagnosis were maladies of convenience for the purpose of lightening his sentence of federal wire and mail fraud. He only spent 30 months in prison.
Nevertheless, over $100K a year in "workman's comp" for his time as a coddled and grafting congressman? How are We the People paying him anything in compensation when he was convicted of crime that he committed during the execution of his official duties?
There are those who decry wasteful spending in government who exist on the Left side of the aisle. It would be interesting to see how they defend this gaming of the system...a system We the People's tax dollars fund.