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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is introducing a bill on Thursday to prevent lawmakers convicted of felonies from receiving pensions. The bill, entitled the "No Cash for Crooks Act," comes after The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this year that former Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who pleaded guilty to a felony, was still likely to receive congressional retirement benefits. "Members of Congress who violate the public trust and commit felonies do not deserve to further cheat their constituents by receiving taxpayer-funded pensions," Tillis said in a statement.

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What about a felon who gets elected after he/she has served their debt to society?

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2020-03-12 12:45 PM | Reply

What about a felon who gets elected after he/she has served their debt to society?

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2020-03-12 12:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

I personally think once you serve your sentence and parole requirements, you are free and clear. That's why I think felons who have completed and complied should be able to vote. Owning a firearm is a horse of a different color. Depends on the crime. There's nothing suggesting a person who commits theft with a pen and calculator would murder someone. The problem with felonies is that a large number of us have committed them at one time or another - just didn't get caught.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-12 07:28 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

I agree with you.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-03-12 07:33 PM | Reply

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