Monday, February 15, 2016

Valerie Jarrett rides big-money public transit pension express from part-time government job

CTA bus in Englewood
Supposedly Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks, replied, "Because that's where the money is."

The big money isn't in robbing banks in the 21st century--it's in government pensions.

Erstwhile Chicago slumlord Valerie Jarrett, one of Barack Obama's longtime White House sycophants, got a sweet deal from a part-gig as a Chicago Transit Authority board chair.

Take a close look at paragraph three.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Besides the $97 million-plus spent over 15 years to finance lucrative pensions to CTA executives and part-time board members, there are millions more in investment, actuarial and legal fees associated with the retirees’ payments.

In all, those fees have cost the publicly funded transit agency more than $2.7 million over the past decade, a Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association investigation has found.

The fees are on top of the pensions paid in 2014 to 19 CTA board retirees, including top White House aide Valerie Jarrett, who made $11,132 in payroll deductions into the board's pension fund and began drawing a $35,660-a-year pension at age 50. Jarrett, now 59, has been paid more than $306,000 stemming from the nearly eight years she served as the CTA's part-time board chair, records show.
What a sweet deal for this leftist. Jarrett paid barely more than $11,000 into the pension fund but she's collected over $300,000 to date.

Oh, did Jarrett bother to ride on a CTA bus during her eight years as part-timer on the board?

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