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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Hi,

Iím contacting you in regards to the Social Security Offset.
As a retired Letter Carrier/Postal Worker my SS Benefit is
reduced by two thirds simply because I have a CCRS pension.

I have worked jobs outside of the postal service job, I currently
work part time jobs as a retired person. All of which pay into SSA.
The SS benefit the I draw, that I EARNED, was/is from the jobs
outside of the postal service. Why should I be penalized for this?
Why am I penalized for this?
I am a U.S. citizen in Canada. I worked in the U.S.over 20 years and paid into SS. I am also a U.S. Army veteran. I have been filing U.S. tax returns for about 50 years. Because I also worked in Canada, I pay into CPP, which is very similar to the SS system. I never expected to qualify for full SS benefits because I only worked 20 years in the U.S., but even with respect to what I am entitled to, WEP will wrongly and severly reduce the amount of SS I am entitled to receive, There is no "windfall" involved in this situation. In the name of fairness, please repeal WEP!
A lot of politicians want our vote soon. Call you're Congressman and Senators. Call the offices of those who are running against those that have not repealed this unfair law. Get out there NOW before it's too late to have a real chance.
This bill unfairly penalizes those who have worked hard and paid their taxes in a variety of settings.
I worked in private industry for approximately 19 years prior to accepting a position in state government. I had to take a 5 year sabbatical since then. I am now 60 and recently diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. I struggle to get work daily; however, have found myself unable to retire, due to insufficient retirement benefits. That wouldn't be the case if I were able to also receive social security benefits I PAID for and deserve. This is a travesty!!! Meanwhile, every elected official, who may have only served a couple of years, is able to live off of their generous salaries/retirements for the rest of their lives!! Where is the justice here?
It's my money and I want it now. Worked all my life putting into Social Security I feel I should get it back. If politicians can exempt themselves from it so should I.
This provision penalizes those who WORK. If a federal employee choses to work a second job they should reap the same benefits of others. This is America, when are we going to stop hurting those who are being productive members of society? Congress should be ashamed of themselves.
"It is not right ; you worked for it you earned it ; you give $ to illlegal immigrants and take from citizens there rightful earned money.

It is not right and must be appealed; we want our money back
I was sitting trying to make out my bills (medicare part B & other coverage) when it came to me that we are getting screwd out of up to 2/3 of our benifits , so how come they don't reduce our payment by the same amount until they can get this bill repealed, COME ON YOU POLITICOS YOUR SHOVING IT TO US EVERY WHICH WAY, GET THIS BILL REPEALED.
This is a travesty that has been going on for too long. Why isn't its Constitutionality challenged? Politicians are not acting on the repeal because they are not truly concerned about justice, only about reelection. They throw a token bill out periodically- but no vote. It is theft.