Comments on: Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Myron Escobedo http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-32354884 Myron Escobedo Fri, 10 May 2013 12:21:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-32354884 "After reading the Freeh Report, I'm more convinced than ever that Joe was not involved in a cover-up," Harris said. "There was no cover-up by the athletic department or the football program." “After reading the Freeh Report, I’m more convinced than ever that Joe was not involved in a cover-up,” Harris said. “There was no cover-up by the athletic department or the football program.”

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By: pletcherifq http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-31675250 pletcherifq Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:02:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-31675250 Our updates Recent articles: Our updates Recent articles:

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By: bill w http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29602698 bill w Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:40:05 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29602698 I have no sympathy for anyone in Ill. You deserve everything you get for letting these clowns run the show I have no sympathy for anyone in Ill. You deserve everything you get for letting these clowns run the show

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By: Ron from Idaho http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29588525 Ron from Idaho Sun, 25 Nov 2012 16:10:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29588525 Jessie Jackson re-elected. Wow, these idiots in Illinois deserve what they get. Re-electing a racist idiot while in a mental institution is insane. I don't feel a bit sorry for these idiots. Pay out the kazoo for your vote fools Jessie Jackson re-elected. Wow, these idiots in Illinois deserve what they get. Re-electing a racist idiot while in a mental institution is insane.
I don’t feel a bit sorry for these idiots. Pay out the kazoo for your vote fools

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By: john http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29580245 john Sun, 25 Nov 2012 04:51:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29580245 Geeze years ago the Dems only paid $5 a vote in Albany NY.I shur wish I lived in Chicago. Geeze years ago the Dems only paid $5 a vote in Albany NY.I shur wish I lived in Chicago.

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By: David from Mill City http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29576275 David from Mill City Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:27:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29576275 Doesn't still need to resign again? This resignation is for the term he is currently serving. It appears that he was just elected for a new term, as he need not be a Congressman to be elected to Congress. The fact that he ended his current term early through resignation does not preclude his serving out the term he was just elected to. And has he has not taken office for the term he was just elected to, he cannot yet resign. Doesn’t still need to resign again? This resignation is for the term he is currently serving. It appears that he was just elected for a new term, as he need not be a Congressman to be elected to Congress. The fact that he ended his current term early through resignation does not preclude his serving out the term he was just elected to. And has he has not taken office for the term he was just elected to, he cannot yet resign.

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By: tnmccoy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29576139 tnmccoy Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:17:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29576139 It's no use billing either of the Jacksons for the extra costs. They'd steal it from somewhere so their 'wealth' is untouched. It’s no use billing either of the Jacksons for the extra costs. They’d steal it from somewhere so their ‘wealth’ is untouched.

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By: tonycoza http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29576016 tonycoza Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:02:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29576016 money means nothing to JJ Jr. He was raised by a father, who is a Reveremd. but has never really had a church, heads up a coalition called the "rainbow" coalition, whose sole purpose is to perpetuate itself, much like many of our governmental entities. Is a mulit millionaire, but has never really had a job. Why work, when you can extort money from corporations by threatening to expose them as racist if they refuse to "donate" to your cause. Jr., is in many ways just like barrack obama. And, just as with obama, there are many ignorant voters, who frankly chose jr. just as w/ obama, because of the color of their skin, and obviously not by the content of their character. money means nothing to JJ Jr. He was raised by a father, who is a Reveremd. but has never really had a church, heads up a coalition called the “rainbow” coalition, whose sole purpose is to perpetuate itself, much like many of our governmental entities. Is a mulit millionaire, but has never really had a job. Why work, when you can extort money from corporations by threatening to expose them as racist if they refuse to “donate” to your cause. Jr., is in many ways just like barrack obama. And, just as with obama, there are many ignorant voters, who frankly chose jr. just as w/ obama, because of the color of their skin, and obviously not by the content of their character.

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By: M C T http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29576010 M C T Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:01:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29576010 I am in Illinois and I too want to leave it as soon as I can. This is due to the corruption. I voted Republican because I wanted to see a possible change. This state has so much corruption. To think that someone got elected while in the mental ward (Jesse Jackson Jr). Have i entered a Twilight Zone episode? I also despise obama and the other blue state democrats here.. most are crooks. illinois has had 4 governors in jail. Corruption! I want to move to missouri or somewhere else. I did not vote obama just so you know.. he is a crook and slick. I am in Illinois and I too want to leave it as soon as I can. This is due to the corruption. I voted Republican because I wanted to see a possible change. This state has so much corruption. To think that someone got elected while in the mental ward (Jesse Jackson Jr). Have i entered a Twilight Zone episode? I also despise obama and the other blue state democrats here.. most are crooks. illinois has had 4 governors in jail. Corruption! I want to move to missouri or somewhere else. I did not vote obama just so you know.. he is a crook and slick.

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By: tnmccoy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/jesse-jackson-jr-s-resignation-could-cost-taxpayers-5-1-million/#comment-29575924 tnmccoy Sat, 24 Nov 2012 22:50:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=826389#comment-29575924 Cost of corruption is high. Jackson should have resigned months ago. Or, he should have been removed from office. Cost of corruption is high. Jackson should have resigned months ago. Or, he should have been removed from office.

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