Jesse Jackson, the former Congressman from Illinois, was convicted several years ago on charges of plundering his own campaign fund.
Jackson is now trying to gather $100,000 a year in employees’ compensation even though he pleaded guilty against everything he was charged about.
But Congressman Rodney Davis, from Illinois, is not ready to move forward with this fraudulent welfare act. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Davis thinks that the law that enables Jackson to finish this welfare bill are wrong and have to change.
“I believe if you’re a member of Congress and you are convicted of stealing campaign funds, you should not be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Members of Congress need to be good stewards of taxpayer money,” said Rodney. “We’re reviewing the process and possible legislative options to prevent the abuse of this program that is meant for honest-working taxpayers.”
The present laws enable all federal employees, including Congress members, to be qualified for workers’ compensation if they suffer “from injuries sustained in performance of duty while in service to the United States.”
Jesse was incarcerated for stealing $750,000 in campaign dollars and spending it for themselves from 2005 to 2012. With him out of prison now, his earnings from workers comp and Social Security Disability Insurance provides him with a gross revenue of $138,452.