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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Not fair we worked and paid into system only to be denied full benefits. Yet illegals can get full benefits and never worked a day.
This is unjust, you work to pay into the SSA system. Because your full time job doesn't pay into you are not allowed to collect your full benefits. Yet individuals who have never paid into it can collect.
My wife contributed/earned a benefit of $807/month on her substantial earning prior to becoming a teacher. She is receiving $319/month because she devoted 25 years to teaching in Texas. This is a crime and the very reason good people won't go into teaching. This law didn't exist when she started. But even if the intent is not to punish her for her dedication to education, surely she should be able to collect half of my benefit as any other spouse. A perfect example of the government punishing those who help and rewarding those who don't.
It's not a lot of money but I did EARN it.
Please don't pass a bill that will penalize border patrol agents in retirement, especially after we risked our lives for our country.
Should have been done a long time ago