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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It is not fair that after paying into SS that you cannot draw what you are entitled to, because you have a federal pension. Other pension plans are not penalized in this fashion. This bill needs to be passed as soon as possible.
People who are responsible enough to work and secure a pension that they pay into during their work career and who also pay into the social security system should not be penalized for trying to establish a comfortable retirement. They have worked for and deserve their pensions. Not entitlements, as so often stated, these are earned and worked for.
People who are responsible enough to work and secure a pension that they pay into during their work career and who also pay into the social security system should not be penalized for trying to establish a comfortable retirement. They have worked for and deserve their pensions. Not entitlements, as so often stated, these are earned and worked for.
My benefits were reduced by both GPO & WEP just because I receive a retirement benefit from my years of Civil Service employment...though in early year I had to work outside jobs to meet ends meet.
Sad part is my wife worked & paid her fair share of taxes only to pass away prior to retiring....
We got screwed either way I lose her be idiots....she would have lost mine it the tables were turned.
How is WEP & GPO fair? Repeal it or modify it to reflect fairness to all.
Please repeal the GPO and WEP. This unfairly penalizes state and public employees from receiving Social Security benefits they earned fair and square. Widows and widowers should also be able to receive their spouse's survivor benefits as well. No one else is penalized by Social Security for having a pension under any other system, i.e., military retirement, federal civil service retirement, etc. UNFAIR!!!!