Jesse Jackson Jr. receives over $125,000.00 in tax payer money every year as he is “disabled”. I didn’t realize how hazardous the occupation of disgraced House representative actually is! I’ll get to his disability in a bit.
Once again, I need some liberal ‘splaning, please. I looked up how much you can receive as the maximum permanent disability payment in Illinois. That number is $1,440.60 per week. That works out to $75,112.88 per year. Hmmm, not quite $125,000.00. Okay maybe Jesse also is receiving his longer term FEDERAL Social Security Disability at the same time. That would be $735 per month or $8,820.00 per year. Both combined would be $83,932.88 every year. Not too bad for sitting on one’s backside. That still doesn’t total to over $125,000.00.
Somehow Jackyboy is getting much more than your average “high-earner” in disability payments. Turns out that Junior receives money thanks to YOUR tax-payer generosity. It turns out the Jesse the younger, is making the bulk of the money from you the American Taxpayer because he claims the the “rigors of a Congressman” caused him to become “bipolar” and therefore completely disabled through a work related injury. Interestingly he became “bipolar”, after 17 years in Congress, when he was accused and CONVICTED of misappropriating $750,000.00 in campaign funds for personal use.
To put all these numbers in perspective, Junior receives more in taxpayer funded bennies than he did “working” as a House representative. The most excellent part of the story is that Junior is “entitled” to the FEDERAL bennies, because the disability is a “work related” injury. Had he been diagnosed as bipolar before working as a congressman his benefits would only be a fraction of what he is “entitled” to receive.
One last tidbit of information. All the money Jackyboy receives is TAX FREE. Cha-ching!
I guess we need to take care of the poor and downtrodden from the ghetto who live in $2 million homes. Leftists rejoice! Wealth redistribution at its best.