I really want to type many bad words to intro the stupidest, most outrageous news item you’re likely to see all week, but I won’t. Feel free to shout them in the privacy of your own home, however. So with that, here you go:
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.
“Disgraced former congressman” is not a job that should come with a pension.