Jesse Jackson Jr. to receive $8,700 Per Month in Disability, Plus a $45,000/yr Pension In Prison.
Convicted Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is scheduled to receive $8,700 per month in government disability pay, as well as a partial federal pension of $45,000.
That generous $8,700 in disability comes thanks to Jackson's sudden development of a "mood disorder" as the federal government began looking to indict him.
Jackson, who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, had no history of mental illness during his prior 17 years in Congress.
Rev. Jesse Jackson has defended his son's claims of mental illness, stating to the court, " This time a year ago I thought we may have lost him."
So, Jesse Jackson Jr. 17-year veteran of the US Congress, gets a "mood disorder" (about the same time he learned he was to be indicted) and is going to prison for 2.5 years.
Because of his "mood disorder" he has become disabled and will receive $8,700 per month as a disability payment as well as $45,000 a year from his congressional pension, a total of about $150K per year. Is this a great country or what?
I have had a "mood disorder disability" ever since Obama got elected in 2008, but so far no government disability checks for me.
Maybe I should commit a felony....