There is a reason why we call Washington a swamp. I mean, it is built over a swamp.
But what’s worse is the fact that the people who live there are the lowest forms of scum.
Career politicians abuse their power for money. Often they break the law, ignoring the very rules they write. Over the last year, we’ve learned about sexual predators, money launderers, and fraudsters, all working in D.C.
Occasionally, these crooks are found out. Once in a while, they get what they deserve.
But even still, they cheat the system. Like these two Democrats who will continue to collect pensions, even though they are in prison.
From Fox News:
Former Democratic representatives Corrine Brown (Fla.) and Chaka Fattah (Pa.) are still receiving taxpayer-funded federal pensions despite being convicted and sentenced to prison on corruption charges.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that Brown is still receiving Federal Employees’ Retirement System annuity benefits even though she was sentenced to prison for wire fraud and tax evasion—actions that stemmed from a sham charity founded by the former congresswoman…
Brown was sentenced to five years in prison last December and is still allowed to collect the government pension due to a loophole in the current law, according to Demian Brady, the director of research at the National Taxpayers Union (NTU).
Brady told the Free Beacon that based on Brown’s time in office, she is eligible for an annual annuity of up to $66,000 due to a loophole in the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007. “The language of that law cuts off a federal annuity for former Members of Congress upon being ‘finally convicted’ for corruption.”
Isn’t that nice to know? Even though these losers broke numerous laws, you’re still paying for their pensions!
This is why Americans don’t trust their own government! These scum bags cheated a charity. They commit various crimes to bilk innocent people out of their money. They were caught and sentenced to jail. Yet they will collect cash from taxpayers, despite all this.
That’s proof enough that the system is broken. Why aren’t these criminals required to return all the cash they have stolen? Shouldn’t their pensions be forfeited? Or perhaps given to the people they conned for years and years? Instead, they are being rewarded with paychecks for the rest of their lives.
Unless major changes come in the way that Congressmen and Congresswomen are paid and held accountable, the swamp will continue. We need term limits and salary caps. Congress should not be a get-rich-quick scheme.
Source: Fox News