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 believe that public employees should not be penalized because they were public servants. If they contributed to SS, they did so the same as any other citizen and deserve to be treated equally.
It is unfair that a teacher that paid into SS AND Teachers retirement can't collect SS in full.
What is REALLY unfair, if a teacher looses spouse they can not collect their spouses SS.
Please support H.R. 1795 & pass along to others.
I am a teacher and paid my social security tax just like every hard working American who did, too. Part of my working taxes went to help pay for this countries upkeep and welfare - now you penalizes me for working outside of soc security? This is unfair to me and every American who has paid into social security. Repeal this law so we can receive all our benefit - not just a percentage.
GPO and WEP penalize government retirees and surviving spouses. At a time when these people need help the most, these provisions pull the rug right out from underneath them. Please fix this.
It's about time.