Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Eligible for Government Pension, Disability Pay

Chuck Goudie, ABC 7, August 14, 2013


The assistant head of the FBI in Washington Wednesday night says of Jesse and Sandi Jackson, “They can hide no more.” For years, they hid lavish spending of campaign money, but the I-Team has learned that U.S. officials plan for the government to make money off of some of their purchases, auctioning off some of those Jackson treasures. At the same though, that very same government may also be paying ex-congressman Jackson monthly disability, and later, a pension.

First the pensions, for both Jacksons. They were public employees: his work for the federal government since being elected to Congress in 1995; her work for the City of Chicago since being elected alderman in 2007.

Ex-congressman Jackson is eligible to receive $8,700 dollars per month in disability pay due to his bipolar condition and could receive a partial federal pension of $45,000 per year once he reaches 65.

While on the city council, Sandi Jackson had automatic pension contributions of more than $50,000 withdrawn from her pay, even though she chose not to be a member of the city pension fund.

The Jacksons spent some of the $750,000 in campaign funds on property–some of which has already been forfeited to the government. {snip}


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  • Puggg

    Being a black felon is nice work if you can get it.

    On the other hand, that $8,700 a month that he’ll be getting will go pretty far in prison.

    • SurfPuppy619

      JJ Jr. won’t receive it while in the Joint.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Ata boy, Jesse Jr.!!! Do you hear the GOP saying anything about this???
    NOPE!! Neither do I.

  • Oil Can Harry

    The only difference between Jesse Jerkson Jr. and Sr. is that the son got caught.

  • IstvanIN

    $104,400 a month pension plus a bonus of $45,000 at age 65! That is more than most people will ever earn in a year. Why doesn’t he forfeit his pensions since he was convicted of crimes associated with being a public official???

    • My best year ever as a chemical engineer was $148,000, but that was mostly patent bonuses. I’ll never see that kind of money again.

    • dd121

      I can only guess that the politicians have not made it illegal to protect themselves from future prosecution.

  • Massif1

    This is why blacks get enjoy politics and government jobs. You don’t really have to do much and still make money.

    • SurfPuppy619

      Sort of a racist comment, I know just about all the gov leeches do little work and get BIG $$$, and they come in all races. Just saying.

    • John K

      Reminds me of a joke.

      Q: how are blacks like broken guns?
      A: both don’t work and you can’t fire either one.

      When you think about it, it really isn’t a joke.

  • Spartacus

    That’s nice, but when are you going after it’s father ?

  • dd121

    So what? Obama’s wife just let a 670 million no bid contract to her cronies for a project that, had it been fairly bid, would have made honest millionaires out of the bidders at 50 million. Just saying.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Ex-congressman Jackson is eligible to receive $8,700 dollars per month in disability pay due to his bipolar condition and could receive a partial federal pension of $45,000 per year once he reaches 65.

    Steal $750,000, get rewarded with $100,000/yr for life.

    Must be the “Chicago Way” I keep hearing about…

    • bilderbuster

      O.J. Simpson cutlery set?

  • odious liberal

    Why should this negro get anything. You don’t see veterans without arms and legs getting 8700 a month.

    • SurfPuppy619

      Again, the race comment is out of line, I agree with the rest of it.

  • RHG

    Black privilege is a pretty sweet deal.

  • Who Me?

    $8,700/month? I gotta get me some of that “bi-polar”. Heck what’s a little stroke, compared to that?

    • SurfPuppy619

      Same here…..

  • Kenner

    I think most blacks qualify for ‘Inability Insurance’.

  • Shadrach

    I know people who are more deserving of that $8,700 a month disability!

    • mobilebay

      Me! Me!

      • SurfPuppy619

        Me too!

  • dodger

    No matter what, they always come out top of the pile or they play the race card.

  • Brian

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    • John K

      Nor the turd from the sphincter.

  • John K

    Well, he is a member of the most organized gang in America, the US Congress. Criminals are known for taking care of their own. Junior even has a race card of his own.

  • John K

    Not when certain voting districts are formed to guarantee the scumbags will be reelected every time. How do you think Sheila Jackson-Lee made it for so long?