Friday, December 01, 2006

Pensions for Prisoners

Around 20 civic groups are calling on the new Democratic majority in Congress to ban pensions for members convicted of a crime.

Fmr Rep Duke Cunningham (R-CA) is drawing $64,000 a year while sitting in prison. When fmr Rep Bob Ney (R-OH) turns 60, he'll collect $29,000 a year from us taxpayers. And if current investigations lead to a conviction for fmr Rep Mark Foley (R-FL), he'll still have a $32,000 pension. At a dime apiece, that'd pay for a lot of text messages. (ABC- The Blotter)

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