There’s little that’s more infuriating than when malfeasant politicians issue demands:

Sources tell FOX 32 News that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is willing to give up his 2nd Congressional District seat if he’s given disability when he steps down.

Jackson Jr. was re-elected to his tenth term but last month, sources say, he applied for a disability package — what could be his only income if he resigns [heaven forbid he get an actual job -- DP]. It is expected to take a couple of weeks for Congress to approve or deny the request.

His house on 72nd Street in Chicago is part of the federal government’s investigation into allegations that Jackson Jr. misused campaign funds. Sources say Jackson allegedly spent $20,000 to renovate and buy furniture for the family’s home in Chicago, not their 5-bedroom Victorian home in Washington D.C.
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The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the congressman’s wife, Alderman Sandi Jackson, is now being investigated because she is a consultant for Jackson’s campaign operation and is paid monthly. Sources say that the alderman met with the Justice Department one time and was asked a couple of questions unrelated to any federal investigation involving her or her husband.

A Rolex watch is also part of the case against the congressman. Our sources say that the federal agents want to know where Jackson got $42,000 to pay for the watch he purchased for the woman he was having an affair with.

Sounds like the reason given to justify Jr’s lifetime disability payments might be “bad back caused by lugging around bags of campaign funds to spend illegally.” Or possibly “permanent injuries sustained after getting run over by his own chariot.”

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15 Responses to “Jesse Jackson Jr. Reportedly Agrees to Resign From Congress… Provided He’s Given Disability Pay for Life”

  1. The Zoo Keeper on November 15th, 2012 6:35 pm

    Off Topic: A local Fox broadcaster was suspended after calling Rachel Maddow a "man".

    "Referring to Maddow as a 'man' because she is a gay woman is completely unacceptable for someone in the business of journalism,".

    - Unless, she was wanting to have a sex change operation, in which case it would be completely unacceptable to call her a woman.

  2. SignPainterGuy on November 15th, 2012 8:24 pm

    I`m going with, "… being run over by his own chariot." He is apparently like dear ol` Dad; one woman ain`t enough, other peoples` money is just too tempting and What`a Charlatan !

    Let him have his lifetime disability payments – the same deal any schmuck citizen could get from SS or one of the Medi`s.

  3. Truesoldier__ on November 15th, 2012 9:30 pm

    I hope the GOP doesn't allow this, if so you will have tons of Dem's lining up to claim disability over having the mental disorder over liberalism.

  4. Granny55 on November 15th, 2012 10:29 pm

    I saw this earlier at Drudge – what a crock. He has been living on the public tit for how long and now wants life time disability payments? This is exactly what is wrong with this country. If they don't approve this – let the race remarks fly with daddy leading the pack.

    BTW – Powers readers – leaving to go spoil my grandson in Ft. Worth, TX in the morning and spend the Thanksgiving week with my daughter and son in law. Wishing everyone here a blessed Thanksgiving. My favorite time of year – good food, good sweets and spending treasured time with my family. Nothing like mom coming to visit and making all of their favorite foods!!!

  5. backwoodsconsr on November 15th, 2012 10:34 pm

    Paying all the Democrats disability for life would save the country a lot of money if it meant they would all retire from politics.

  6. SignPainterGuy on November 15th, 2012 10:55 pm

    I`m jealous ! ;-)

    Safe trip, Granny and enjoy your time in Texas with family.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!

  7. jeffythequick on November 15th, 2012 11:48 pm

    You speaking of the father or the son?

  8. jeffythequick on November 15th, 2012 11:52 pm

    Can we:

    Get Romney as Speaker of the House (There is nothing in the Constitution that says that the Speaker has to be a member of Congress):
    The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

    Get PBo and Biteme to resign and voila!

    Then again, I better put the crack pipe down…

  9. SignPainterGuy on November 16th, 2012 12:20 am

    Jr ! The chip off the old block !

  10. SignPainterGuy on November 16th, 2012 12:25 am

    "….. and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. "

    REALLY ? It never occurred to me that the Senate didn`t also have to approve it. Wow, then I can reasonably fantasize about PBO`s impeachment ! He certainly deserves it !

    No, I don`t expect it, but I can dream, right ?

  11. jeffythequick on November 16th, 2012 12:22 pm

    Impeachment is the act of bringing up the charges and pressing them, and the Senate is the jury. (from dictionary.com: . to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.

    This means that a person can't impeach the President; only the House can do that.

  12. jeffythequick on November 16th, 2012 12:29 pm

    Luckily, JJ Jr has this to look up to: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11/16/

    I think her oath, under Article VI ( shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; went something like this:

    Pelosi: I solemnly swear to support the Constitution, or whatever…

  13. backwoodsconsr on November 16th, 2012 1:11 pm

    Obviously she lacks the constitution to support the Constitution.

  14. SignPainterGuy on November 16th, 2012 1:34 pm

    Ah, "Jury Rigged" comes to mind !

  15. Skip on November 18th, 2012 12:47 am

    Just like his father…I assume the Rev. Jackson is his father.

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