The US House finally, and unanimously (who is gonna vote against THIS one?), voted to stop paying pensions to its members who are convicted of certain relevant felonies (e.g. bribery).

Unfortunately, this doesn’t cover those already convicted representatives like Bob Ney and, I assume, Youngstown’s own flamboyant (i.e. crazy) James Traficant.

Also- the bill passed by the Senate states that the new rules won’t kick in for another two years (Jan 2, 2009)!.

And if that’s not bad enough- ” both the House and Senate bills would allow the Office of Personnel Management ? to award the pensions of convicted lawmakers to their families”

Note to congress: hurry up and schedule your golf trip- and be sure to invite the guy from the Office of Personnel Management.