Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from House, citing health

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stambo2001 wrote:

Holy-moly reuters, you guys seem to censor more and more every day. How long exactly do you think you can continue playing Geobbels on the people? You ‘moderators’ do of course realize that sooner or later artificial realities come tumbling down?

Nov 22, 2012 6:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
rocque wrote:

I certainly hope that this guy won’t get away with corruption just because he claims a mental ailment.

Nov 22, 2012 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
Publius1791 wrote:

Reuters’ biased editing of ideas and opinions expressed here makes open discussion impossible.

Nov 22, 2012 11:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
Oldfinanceguy wrote:

MY, My, My Chicago does seem to have its share of politicans who have a very liberal, and frequently incorrect, interpretation of the law and what is legal.

Nov 22, 2012 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
victor672 wrote:

How many billions in tax money and lifelong benefits will this racist con-artist take with him?

Nov 22, 2012 3:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Publius1791 wrote:

Illinois will now have to conduct a special election to replace Jackson Jr. at the cost of millions to the taxpayers. It’s just another tiny example of the gross mismanagement and corruption that characterize state government there.

Yes, it’s politics and government as usual in Illinois. Remember, three of the state’s last five governors are convicted felons.

Meanwhile, Governor Quinn and his cronies in General Assembly are trying to strip state employees and teachers of their hard-earned pensions.

By attempting to demonize teachers and state workers for pension woes instead of Illinois’ governors and General Assembly members, Quinn and current legislators hope to hide yet another decades long, shameless abuse of power by elected officials.

If Jackson Jr. is found guilty, or cops a plea, make him responsible to taxpayers for restitution of the cost of the special election.

It’s about time these self-serving, opportunistic ‘lawmakers’ are knocked off the gravy train.

Nov 22, 2012 8:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
actnow wrote:

Chicago politics at its best…again.

Nov 24, 2012 8:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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