Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants Disability Pay, Report Says

Kevin Cirilli, Politico, November 15, 2012

As a federal investigation into his alleged campaign finance misconduct continues, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is willing to give up his congressional seat provided he also receives a disability package upon leaving, according to a new report.

The disability package might be his only source of income, Chicago Fox affiliate reported Wednesday night citing unnamed sources. {snip}

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Jackson is no longer a patient at the Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn., hospital where he was being treated for bipolar disorder.

Last week, reports surfaced that Jackson was in plea talks with federal authorities in connection with allegedly using campaign money to furnish his home and buy a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend.


Jackson was reelected last week in a landslide.

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  • nobody special

    “and buy a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend.”

    $40,000.00? She was more than just a friend.

    • That’s probably why Little Jesse is holding the Yankee government up for gibsmedat: He probably has another “friend” who wants a Rolex.

    • Isn’t Jackson aware that Rolex is a racist White English company?

      • Do you know of any Bantu watch-making companies?

    • OlderWoman

      I read she was a blond mudshark.

  • Rodion Raskolnikov

    Such gross corruption by a public servant deserves only one thing: DEATH!

  • Detroit_WASP

    A black man on disability…. the hell you say!

    “Jackson was reelected last week in a landslide.” More like a mud slide!

  • Triarius

    He probably can get disability since he is crazy. Hearing the stories about him running around naked in Chicago bath houses claiming he is the reincarnation of an ancient Greek charioteer (I’m not making this up, people). But I have a feeling he’ll be okay with all his family stolen money. He is living in a multimillion dollar townhouse in DC, after all.

    • StillModerated

      Is the gay bath house called Man’s Country? The HNIC is also a member in good standing. So is the mayor of Chicongo. Milorad knew this and is doing a long stretch in the slammer to keep him quiet.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      His prolonged negotiations with prosecutors over his pension and SSDI money are proof that he is not “insane” in the legal sense. Jesse Jr. knows exactly what he is doing.

  • dukem1

    I had a watch a long time ago and I could play “Space Invaders” on it.
    Then I got a Timex “Ironman Triathalon” watch, even tho’ I hardly ever (i.e., never) go in an Ironman race.
    Lost ’em both.(watches, that is.)

    Really hard to fathom a 40K Rolex..(Come to think of it, I did buy a Rolex once in Tiajuana for 20 bucks – lost that, too.)
    I think that Rep. Jackson, Jr. is playing a game with which I am not familiar.
    He a smooove operator!
    I do hope he is home, healthy and happy for Thanksgiving.
    MMMM! Turkey with moms’ collard greens and macaroni and cheese – and maybe some sweet potato pie!
    And then, jail!!!!

    The Jacksons…Keepin’ it real!

  • shmo123

    What a low life, two-bit, scam artist. Normally, one would think that being the son of a preacher man, he might show some humility over being subjected to a federal investigation. But not for him–he can always count on the double standard that applies for blacks but not for whites. If that doesn’t work, he can always blame it on the soft bigotry of low expectations.

    • dukem1

      The only one who could ever reach me…was the son of a preacher man.

  • Dr. Möbias

    Yawn. Just another black government employee who wants to get paid not to work.

  • His dad must be proud.

    • Dan Reardon

      I would bet that Jesse senior was the one who put him up to it.

  • Skincognito

    An irrational milker lionized by mental children? A chip off the old block he is. I don’t have much direct experience with Chi-Town diversity, but I would speculate that the natives admire this sort of malfeasance just as they gave mad props to Kwanza Kilpatrick in tha D.

    • You score 100% for that. Bantus are Bantus are Bantus, no matter where TF they are on Planet Earth.

  • LHathaway

    I realize there was a ‘snip’ in there but pretty funny article anyway. . .

  • Born_In_The_Pineywoods

    How would this be different from the last ghetto buck with a crack rock in his pocket who I had to chase down and then said that he bees on disability?

    • Dan Reardon

      “How would this be different from the last ghetto buck with a crack rock in his pocket”
      The suit and the location. That’s all.

  • gd

    whatever happened to working for the people, this guy is all in on himself

  • Michael_C_Scott

    If I understand correctly, this buffoon got caught misappropriating campaign money for his personal use, and is now willing to resign, provided he gets to keep his pension and also collect SSDI money. Mo money! Mo money! Gimme gimme gimme!

    Jesse Junior’s only “disability” is a level of greed that would embarrass a pig.

    • shmo123

      I couldn’t agree more. What’s even worse though is that this guy could’ve run his re-election campaign from a crack house and still hung on to the job. When you have a constituency that is consists of ignorant ghetto thugs, it doesn’t take much to keep them loyal. LIkewise, when you have no standards, there is no bottom to hit.

  • George

    Missing in these stories is any mention that JJ Jr. is also under investigation in the

    Blagojevich scandal that resulted in the former Illinois Governor going to prison for trying to sell President Obama’s former senate seat.

    It should surprise no one in The Banana Republic of America to see this fraud walk away from these scandals with no more than a slap on the wrist.