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    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Likely Heading to Jail Instead of Returning to Congress Last

    Last year Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) proposed that Pres. Obama declares a state of emergency and use his executive powers to completely bypass Congress and enact the jobs plan. He claimed his stimulus plan would only cost $804 billion. But when you do the math: providing $40,000 per year to 15 million people for five years adds up to $3 trillion.
    Perhaps the reason for Jackson’s insane plan was due to the early stages of his reported health and mental issues that manifested themself earlier this year. On June 10th his staff released a statement saying that Congressman Jesse L Jackson Jr. was on a medical leave of absence and being treated for exhaustion. According to official records Jackson suffers from Bipolar II disorder and was treated at the Mayo Clinic for months.



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    Obama headed to jail too before long.

    Mark my words.
    Just because you read it that way doesn't mean that's what it says.


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    Don't count your chickens before they come home to roost. Do you REALLY see him spending time in jail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassrootsConservative View Post
    Obama headed to jail too before long.

    Mark my words.
    ...from your mouth to God's ears!



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    They'll just elect another one just as bad in that district. Stupid electorate equals bad leadership.

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    Perhaps they can install a button so he can vote "present" from wherever he is.

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    Prosecutors investigating Jesse Jr.'s wife for alleged improper use of campaign funds...

    Report: DOJ Jackson Jr. probe expands to cover lawmaker’s wife
    11/13/12 - The Justice Department probe into Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.) over alleged misuse of campaign funds has broadened to include his wife, Chicago Alderwoman Sandi Jackson, The Wall Street Journal reports.
    In a report Tuesday, the Journal said prosecutors are investigating whether Sandi Jackson was complicit in the alleged use of campaign money to redecorate the family’s Washington, D.C., home. Prosecutors have not decided whether they will press criminal charges against Sandi Jackson, and sources in the report suggested that federal lawyers are using the threat of charges to pressure Jesse Jackson to accept a plea deal.

    Reports last weekend said Jackson had been negotiating a plea deal over the probe that would require him to resign from Congress and could include serving jail time. News of the expanded probe comes as the lawmaker faces pressure from Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to discuss the matter with his constituents and assure voters he can fulfill his duties during the next congressional session.

    “With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame-duck session,” Emanuel said Monday, according to a report from NBC Chicago. “I think Congressman Jackson, it's incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions.” Jackson has been missing from Congress since June, when he left to receive treatment for bipolar disorder. The Illinois lawmaker returned to Washington for a short time in October before being readmitted to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

    Jackson’s plea deal would reportedly allow him to step down from office citing health reasons, but would force him to repay the campaign money allegedly used for personal reasons. Jackson did not campaign for his seat this election, but easily won reelection last Tuesday in his heavily Democratic district, by 63 to 23 percent.

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    Rahm Emanuel: Jesse Jackson, Jr. should show hand
    11/13/12 - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. needs to speak to his constituents and make clear his future plans, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday.
    “With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame-duck session,” Emanuel said, according to NBC Chicago. “I think Congressman Jackson, it’s incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions.”

    Jackson is discussing a plea deal with the Justice Department, which is investigating his alleged use of campaign funds to decorate his house and buy a $40,000 Rolex for a female friend. Jackson won reelection last week with more than 60 percent of the vote.

    A plea deal could require jail time and his resignation, according to reports. Emanuel said he is praying for Jackson’s family.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories...#ixzz2CAyU5nai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    Don't count your chickens before they come home to roost. Do you REALLY see him spending time in jail?
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