Breaking News today as Republican Jesse Jackson Jr. is sentenced to 30 months in jail because of misuse of over $750,000 of campaigning money used for personal items. Along with the 30 months in jail, Jackson has to also spend 36 months of supervised release, or probation after his sentencing.
Politicians who spend campaigning money on personal items are, in fact, doing wrong to the people who donated money along with the citizens that support them. If campaigning money is supposed to be allocated to the things needed in order to run an election, that is where it should go. Not in anyone’s pocket to do anything else with it.
“You stand here not just because you violated the law, but because you violated the trust of the people of Chicago,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Jackson Jr.
“Your conduct stained not only your reputation,” the judge said, “but the way all elected officials are viewed.”
If we keep this up and start sentencing all elected officials who wrongfully use campaign money, we wouldn’t have a government body. And too bad Judge Amy, the elected officials are already known for being selfish scam artist to their citizens. Great joke this afternoon America, let’s continue to make us laugh.