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congressmen prisoners

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by trapperwads, Dec 25, 2009.

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  1. trapperwads

    trapperwads Well-Known Member

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    Although not a fan of the somewhat bias CBS news, on Tuesday night they did a follow the money feature on congressmen serving time. The Lousiana representative was found with about ninety grand in illegally gotten money in his freezer. While in jail he continues to collect government pension and will have over $624 thousand when he gets out. Rostinkowski will this year get a nine thousand dollar cost of living increase in his pension while serving time in a year when social security recipients will get none because the government says there was no inflation... and there were others. You can access the report on the CBS website for Tuesday. Comments? Merry Christmas! Ed Nichols
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    There should be a clause in there someplace, stating that if you get convicted of anything while in office and acting in the capacity of a Congressman or Senator, you LOSE EVERYTHING...no retirement, no jack shit.
     
  3. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

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    Wait until the new Congress convenes in 2010 and see how much of an increase in salary they vote in for themselves. To add insult to injury, they will call it a cost of living increase. Larry Evans
     
  4. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

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    The pension nonesense must stop. I know a judge who was convicted of taking a bribe. He went to jail for over a year. He put in his retirement papers and is now collecting almost $100,000 a year in pension for a job on which he was convicted of bribe-taking. This is simply nuts. If you commit a crime in the performance of your job, you should lose your pension. After all, what are you being paid for, criminal activity?
     
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