H.R.1795 - Repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) provision

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Bill H.R. 1795 has been introduced in Congress. Please support this bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act and repeal the Government Pension Offset(GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provisions (WEP). GPO and WEP unfairly, and only, penalize government employees whose social security pensions are reduced by two-thirds of their state pensions. This impacts teachers, police, firefighters, postal workers, civil servants, and state nurses.

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I am a career firefighter and worked in the private sector for more than 20 years prior to choosing this profession. I do not think that we should be penalized for a career change for which we have no say in whether or not we pay into SS. I have contacted my HR dept and inquired if I could opt in and pay into SS and was told that it is not possible. PLEASE repeal this senseless provision!
My wife is a public school teacher. This is inequitable and must be repealed.
So wrong!!! And all the time teachers, police, firefighters, postal workers, civil servants, and state nurses give to EVERYONE!!!
I am a teacher in Ohio. My husband recently passed away. I do not get any of his social security and when I retire this year I will lose 2/3 of my own social security I earned before I became a teacher. This is a big cut in my yearly income.
I taught school in the state of Texas. I lost my husband who proudly served his country in the Air Force to cancer. He paid into the SS system all those years yet I receive a pittance of Social Security. How unfair! Please repeal. Thank you.