Republican Representative, Rodney Davis, introduced a bill this week that would effectively end the worker compensation payments that Jesse Jackson Jr. is currently receiving. The former Democratic Congressman is being paid out over $100,000 per year in workers’ comp payments.
Rep. Davis believes Jackson should stop receiving these benefits immediately. Allegedly, he receives these benefits due to an unspecified work-related injury. Jackson needs to be stripped of these outrageous benefits immediately as he was convicted of stealing campaign funds for his personal use, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. From 2005 – 2012 he stole $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal use. As punishment for his crimes, Jackson spent 2 1/2 years in jail and while he was in prison he received $8,700 a month in disability benefits, in addition to $45,000 a year from his congressional pension while in prison.
The Protecting Taxpayers from Corruption Act would bar any member of Congress convicted of “stealing campaign funds for personal use from receiving workers’ compensation.”
“We want to make sure that anybody convicted of a crime, be that Congressman Jackson or any member of Congress, is not able to submit a claim for workers’ compensation at the same time,” Davis said.
Jackson claims to have a “mental” disorder and because of this he receives $124,052 a year in workers’ comp and SSDI benefits. But that’s not all he is also getting $14,400 a year in SSDI “derivative benefits” for his kids.
It is absolutely unacceptable that this man, or ANY criminal, should be receiving this insane amount of money from our tax dollars. He needs to be stripped of all benefits immediately, get a job and pay his own bills. Do you support Representative Rodney Davis’ efforts to end this corruption? Comment below and let us know what you would like to see happen in regards to this matter.