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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:15 PM

Disgraced Congressman Duncan Hunter Will Likely Get $1.2 Million From His Federal Pension – Despite His Felony Guilty Plea

Jan 9, 2020,3:03 pm

Corrupt members of Congress deserve time in prison, not taxpayer-funded federal pensions. However, the rules are so lax that no member has ever been stripped of their congressional pension.

Not even the guilty plea by Rep. Duncan Hunter will change this.

Last month, the California congressman pleaded guilty to a single felony conspiracy charge for converting campaign funds to personal use. However, the congressional ethics law — to strip a pension — only covers 29 specific types of acts with none relating to campaign finance activity. (Prosecutors dropped 59 other charges.)

As reported by Hunter’s local newspaper the San Diego Union-Tribune and reporter Morgan Cook, experts say Rep. Hunter will keep his taxpayer funded pension annuity:


Prosecutor’s alleged that Hunter and his wife were very aggressive and used over $250,000 in campaign funds for their own personal use. The allegations included family meals, medical bills, vacations, school tuition and even flying the family’s pet rabbit, Eggburt, cross-country.


So, how can Hunter keep his taxpayer-funded pension?

In recent years, there has been two attempts to reform congressional ethics laws. Conveniently, for corrupt members of Congress, someone forgot to include felonies related to conspiracy misuse of campaign cash as a reason to strip a congressional pension annuity.

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:29 PM

Hmm I am thinking the outrage is very selective here. On the other hand I agree that all person's caught using their position for corrupt activities should be stripped of their pensions. Oddly enough that rarely happens to leftists. Right now corrupt FBI agents are fighting to regain pensions they lost when they were fired. So are you offended by their actions as well as this tools?
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

View PostLadybird, on 11 January 2020 - 12:15 PM, said:

Disgraced Congressman Duncan Hunter Will Likely Get $1.2 Million From His Federal Pension – Despite His Felony Guilty Plea

Jan 9, 2020,3:03 pm

Corrupt members of Congress deserve time in prison, not taxpayer-funded federal pensions. However, the rules are so lax that no member has ever been stripped of their congressional pension.

Not even the guilty plea by Rep. Duncan Hunter will change this.

Last month, the California congressman pleaded guilty to a single felony conspiracy charge for converting campaign funds to personal use. However, the congressional ethics law — to strip a pension — only covers 29 specific types of acts with none relating to campaign finance activity. (Prosecutors dropped 59 other charges.)

As reported by Hunter's local newspaper the San Diego Union-Tribune and reporter Morgan Cook, experts say Rep. Hunter will keep his taxpayer funded pension annuity:


Prosecutor's alleged that Hunter and his wife were very aggressive and used over $250,000 in campaign funds for their own personal use. The allegations included family meals, medical bills, vacations, school tuition and even flying the family's pet rabbit, Eggburt, cross-country.


So, how can Hunter keep his taxpayer-funded pension?

In recent years, there has been two attempts to reform congressional ethics laws. Conveniently, for corrupt members of Congress, someone forgot to include felonies related to conspiracy misuse of campaign cash as a reason to strip a congressional pension annuity.

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IMO he shouldn't get squat!..and neither should the corrupt federal agents...
Kestrel...



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:22 PM

 kestrel, on 11 January 2020 - 12:55 PM, said:

IMO he shouldn't get squat!..and neither should the corrupt federal agents...
Kestrel...

Agreed, and neither should Al Sharpton...
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:33 PM

He got caught. They all do itTM. This doesn't make it right, but I'll pass on the selective outrage.
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:38 PM

Why no outrage over Tlaib and Omar misusing their campaign funds for personal use???
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:11 PM

I was the #1 fan of Duncan Hunter Sr back in the day.

"Junior" largely rode in on his "name".
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:32 PM

Their pension is a safety net in case they're not as adept at using taxpayer money to build their fortunes while "serving". <_<
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:29 PM

LB: “look at this GOP scumbag”
Others: “yeah, there’s a hundred of them on the left”
LB: “what are you up in arms about? I never said the GOP dude was the only one”
Others: “yeah true but all you ever do is this one sided whataboutism”
LB: “whatabout that other time you did whataboutism?”
Others: “uh huh”

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:31 AM

He needs it stripped! He don't deserve jack squat.

View Postzurg, on 11 January 2020 - 09:29 PM, said:

LB: “look at this GOP scumbag”
Others: “yeah, there’s a hundred of them on the left”
LB: “what are you up in arms about? I never said the GOP dude was the only one”
Others: “yeah true but all you ever do is this one sided whataboutism”
LB: “whatabout that other time you did whataboutism?”
Others: “uh huh”

**** Completely “imaginary” rendition above *****



:exactly:

View Postgrimreefer, on 11 January 2020 - 07:32 PM, said:

Their pension is a safety net in case they're not as adept at using taxpayer money to build their fortunes while "serving". <_<


:exactly:
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:09 AM

View Postzurg, on 11 January 2020 - 09:29 PM, said:

LB: "look at this GOP scumbag"
Others: "yeah, there's a hundred of them on the left"
LB: "what are you up in arms about? I never said the GOP dude was the only one"
Others: "yeah true but all you ever do is this one sided whataboutism"
LB: "whatabout that other time you did whataboutism?"
Others: "uh huh"

**** Completely "imaginary" rendition above *****


Looks like you stole her thunder....



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:56 AM

I don't necessarily agree with ANYONE losing a pension they earned while working (not sure ANY congress people EARN them, but they all get them)......unless they are shown to have broken the law to obtain the congressional seat or while they were doing the job.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:04 AM

 Ticked@TinselTown, on 11 January 2020 - 06:38 PM, said:

Why no outrage over Tlaib and Omar misusing their campaign funds for personal use???


:yeahthat:
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