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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Congress always talks about their support for the middle class of people. Now is the time for those elected officials to support us. I am 75 years of age and still working. Please support this bill. I would like to quit now and retire with some dignity.
Larry Crestline, Ohio
After many years in the private sector I believe it is unfair that my social security be reduced because I chose to work for a county agency.
I retired in 1989 and living off a meger pension and a drastically reduced Social Security, please help us.
I spoke with my Congressman who is in favor of the repeal. However, he realistically believes this will never happen because of the cost to the social security program.
I propose something different that may appeal to you people in Washington....for those who are at the low end of receiving their state pension benefits, graduate the scale so that the low-end pensioners only get hit with a 5% reduction of spousal benefits and move the scale up according to pension income. We low-end income pensioners are getting killed by a 40% reduction in spousal benefits. Give us some hope..??
Windfall is unfair to those who have earned ss benefits
If you paid into SS and qualify for benefits EVERYONE should be entitled to full benefits.
I worked and paid into social security for over 20 years before becoming a state employee. I will never receive a full 80% state retirement pension as I would need to work until the age of 74. At retirement my full social security would only be $900 per month,l now will be reduced to $300. Does this sound fair?
Retired teacher who worked many other SS eligible jobs. I will have my benefits (which I paid for!!) hugely reduced. Please, Congress, make it fair to work for the common good!
I am only seeking what is fair! I don't understand how years of my social security payments can just be taken away from me. My penalty is just under $500 a month. This is a lot of money in retirement.