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BUSTED: Republicans Take Down Democrat’s Personal Welfare Scheme

Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., was convicted a few years ago on charges of looting his own campaign fund. Now, he is trying to collect about $100,000 a year in workers’ compensation even though he plead guilty to all of the charges against him.

Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., however, is not about to let Jackson move forward with this act of welfare fraud. The Chicago Sun Times reported that Davis believes the law that allows Jackson to complete this welfare scam are wrong and need to be changed.

“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,” Davis said. “We’re reviewing the process and possible legislative options to prevent the abuse of this program that is meant for honest-working taxpayers.”

Current laws allow all federal workers, including members of Congress, to be eligible for workers’ compensation if they suffer “from injuries sustained in performance of duty while in service to the United States.”

Jackson served time in prison for stealing $750,000 in campaign cash and using it for personal spending sprees between 2005 and 2012. Now that he’s out of jail, his income from workers comp and Social Security Disability Insurance provides him with a gross income of $138,452. Jackson scores $124,052 per year in workers comp and SSDI benefits for himself as well as an additional $14,400 per year for SSDI “derivative benefits” flowing to his children.

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8 Comments

  1. Gene Ormond

    April 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Why in hell is his kids receiving any money. Now that is SSDI fraud.

  2. Larry Johnson

    April 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Larry L. Johnson Sr. Like all vocal Democratic & complainers of our president they turn out to have been involved in greed in sometime criminal venture.

  3. Patsy sells

    April 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Why is he rewaded…The slim ball stoled from the taxpayers and now he is rewarded for what! Being a crook. Are you ppl crazy….Sorry I forgot you are politicians and treated differently from the rest of us. Disgraceful and disgusting.

  4. Mary

    April 22, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    This scumbag doesn’t deserve ANY money. Why would he get $138,452 in social security? Our family only receives $ 2,252 a month and his KIDS get $14,400 a year. Now I see just why Social security is going broke. This is a social injustice! Shame, shame, shame.

  5. Sharon shelby

    April 22, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This is PROOF IT NEEDS CHANGE NOW!!…WHILE THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SCRAPES JUST TO GET BY NOW??? DO SOMETHING!!!!!

  6. Rich

    April 22, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Talk about fraud, he deserves nothing, there are billions of people who don’t come close to that Income!

  7. Beverly Miller

    April 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I can’t belive our Politicans get this amount of social Social Surcrurtiy no wonder we are going broke. We collect a sum that if we did’nt have another income we could barley excist. We sure have been cheated all these years.

  8. Angry Taxpayer

    April 24, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    He deserves nothing and should pay back the penal system for food, clothing, and medical costs.

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