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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If social security tax were paid for qualifying quarters it must qualify!
I have worked since I was 12 years old. While I was a firefighter I worked another job on my days off to support my family! I am penalized for having a strong work ethic! Please repeal this unjust law that has been placed on hard working americans!
Stop treating us unfairly; we worked for the money and we should be entitled to get the money out of socical security.
I worked under the Social Security from the time I was 14 or 15 years old. I worked for various companies, hotel, hospital, etc. I worked for The Cleveland School District from 1988 to 2017(will retire at end of 2016-2017 school year). My pension and Social Security should be mines. My Social Security which I earned the right to have should not be limited simply because I began to work for a school district. You penalize me for working while other people who have worked very little, or not at all receive full Social Security(disability) as if they had worked. I know of whole families collecting SSI for children who are considered special ed. and disabled. Some of them had 5 children receiving about 600 dollars a month for each child. I worked all my life and people like this can get as much as what I get a year in retirement--- and they never worked. Where is the fairness in that? I'm not asking for a handout, just what I right rightfully earned during my life time without having someone like a former president calling it double dipping.
Please repeal this law! I worked as a teacher for 37 years. To make ends meet I also worked many other second jobs. I received my 40 quarters and more from my second jobs. Why should I be penalized and not get the social security due to me? This law is very unfair.
Please repeal the Windfall Act! It is not fair and I will be forced to apply for Medicaid without my full Social Security!
Please repeal the Windfall Act! It is not fair and I will be forced to apply for Medicaid without my full Social Security!
I worked in the real world and then in education at seperate times in my life. I paid into social security and then later into TRS. I will be unjustly penalized (robbed by my own government) when I decide to start collecting social security. I would not be "double dipping". I earned my benefits from social security and from TRS. I am ashamed that our elected government officials cannot see how grossly unjust the WEP and GOP are to all of our educators, fire fighters, police, and other essential public servants. Shame on you.
I will never receive the social security that I earned and my husband will lose most of his social security that he earned when he retires from PERA. If my husband dies before I do, he will not receive my social security or PERA benefit, nor I any of his.
Been losing $ for years because of this unfair law, the WEP. Let us as a whole, write Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell to see if they would put it up for a vote in their Houses of Congress.
Been losing $ for years because of this unfair law, the WEP. Let us as a whole, write Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell to see if they would put it up for a vote in their Houses of Congress.
The offset is unfair to our public sector workers--