(ConservativeInsider.org) – One of the perks of government service is that those who have served for decades typically qualify for some amount of pension when they retire. Understandably, the state reduces these benefits for someone convicted of a felony, but as of right now, there’s no revocation or reduction of a pension if someone is impeached. That means that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) could still get a decent paycheck after leaving office.
The think tank Empire Center used their understanding of Cuomo’s service and salary to estimate that New York taxpayers will still be funneling somewhere around $50,000 to the soon-to-be-former governor after he leaves office. As of now, neither resignation or impeachment disqualifies the disgraced lawmaker from receiving his pension, although many state congressional members are now moving to change that.
Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo spoke with US Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) about the topic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is still eligible for a $50,000 a year lifetime pension following his resignation.@RepLeeZeldin and @MariaBartiromo discuss. @FoxBusiness #MorningsWithMaria #mwm #FoxBusiness pic.twitter.com/YSDJnIY7Ub
— Mornings with Maria (@MorningsMaria) August 12, 2021
Zeldin was quick to point out that it’s not only the alleged sexual harassment that’s against Cuomo that’s a problem. There are also ongoing efforts to understand the deadly nursing home order and data manipulation as well as Cuomo’s use of government staff for personal gains.
If even one of these accusations against Cuomo is true, the governor should not receive a single penny more from New York taxpayers. Hopefully, state lawmakers will rally to strip Cuomo of his pension so he cannot do any more damage to the state than he already has.
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