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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When I need the money as I will be in my older years. Because of this provision I will be in need of public assistance. With it I could be independent and not need a hand out. I earned, I should be be able to get it. Instead I'm being punished. Come on do the right thing here.
I paid into social security for 17 years before moving to a position with PERS. I paid for social security to secure my future. Now as I am close to retiring after 30 years in PERS as a social worker my SS benefits will be severely cut. My PERS pension will be very modest. It's an insult to call it a windfall. This injustice will severely impact our lifestyle.
Please repeal the GPO and WEP as it unfairly penalizes those of us who chose helping professions - teachers, police, etc.
I am an RN. I have worked hard and sees we've all my social security, not just 1/3! I paid into it for 29 years.
I am a retired teacher who is unable to draw any of my deceased husband's social security. We were married for twenty six years, and I was his only caretaker through a long and serious illness. However, his former wife IS entitled to a portion of his benefits. While I do not begrudge her this windfall, I am 64 years old and having to work to make ends meet. My teacher's pension just is not enough. How can this be legal or moral?