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

15,890 Letters Sent So Far

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.

Enter Your Name and Submit to Sign

don't show my name
Add your public comments (optional):
View activity report
People signing this petition:     Browse all signers
After paying into SSI for a large part of my working life, and being eligible for SS benefits, I find out that I will be penalized for serving the public as a firefighter for my local city government.
That is un-American
It is unfair to penalize spouses that worked on jobs that did not pay into social security because housewives who did not pay into social security can receive it. I am all for housewives getting benefits, but I don't believe that there should be a benefit discrimination. Either your spouse worked for this benefit or they didn't. And the fact that you have the Windfall provision to reduce social security that I have earned it totally unfair. I worked for it, at least I worked and did not depend on government assistance. It is just unfair to participate in the workforce and be penalized, especially when these jobs for the most part are essential for meeting the needs of society as a hold.
I have earned my "quarters" for Social Security. I am a DAMN GOOD TEACHER! I became a teacher in my late 30s because IT IS MY CALLING. So, I get to eat WHISKAS????
The Windfall Elimination Provision also screwed Military Reservist along with National Guard Technicians who have paid Social Security Tax.
People who work in the private sector are able to receive their private pension and social security, why then are public employees penalized and not permitted to receive both pensions that they earn? All American workers should be treated equally.