Protect Military Pensions
The Pentagon is considering a system that would cut and privatize military retirement in order to reach its budget reduction goals. Instead of being eligible for a pension after twenty years, servicemembers will contribute to a 401k every month that cannot be accessed until they reach traditional retirement age.
Please sign our petition to Secretary Panetta below!
We are concerned about the proposed plan to cut and privatize military retirement. Not all careers are created equal, and our troops deserve a retirement system that respects their sacrifice, both now and in the future. The Pentagon budget should not be balanced on the backs of servicemembers and their families. We should not do so, especially, when we are overpaying for unnecessary defense contracts and extending our commitment in wars that aren’t making us any safer. It is simply unacceptable to ask troops to today or in the future to throw their pension on a Wall Street roulette wheel. Additionally, by gutting the guaranteed pension program, we destroy one of the key programs that helps the military recruit and keep its best and brightest. If we end the pension system as we know it down the road, we almost certainly will lose many men and women who would otherwise make a career of military service. For these reasons, we find this proposal unacceptable and ask that you keep the current retirement system that respects the sacrifice of the men and women who defend this nation.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Feel free to add additional ...|
|12147||Fri Nov 29 21:51:39 EST 2013||Lori Wohlgemuth||Cleveland, OH||KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF !!!|
|12146||Sat Nov 23 23:21:41 EST 2013||Elliott Bachop||Hobe Sound, FL||The end of the 20 year military pension will cause retention and possible recruitment rates to drop.|
|12145||Sat Nov 23 23:13:23 EST 2013||Elliott Bachop||Hobe Sound, FL|
|12144||Sat Nov 02 14:56:00 EDT 2013||Marita Woods||Panama City, FL|
|12143||Thu Oct 31 12:39:22 EDT 2013||Tammy Weatherly||Cortland, OH|
|12142||Sat Oct 19 18:27:37 EDT 2013||Kerry Krogstad||WV||No Wall Street gambling with the retirement funds and pensions of our veterans. How dare you! That is really greedy and gutless.|
|12141||Thu Oct 17 19:42:52 EDT 2013||David Govan||Pinole, CA||I am retired USAF and I'm against privatization of military pensions.|
|12140||Thu Oct 17 00:26:38 EDT 2013||Tina Bowhannan||Lewisburg, TN|
|12139||Wed Oct 16 17:36:44 EDT 2013||Steven Edeal||NE|
|12138||Wed Oct 16 15:15:05 EDT 2013||DAVID ROBERTS||Bowie, MD|
|12137||Wed Oct 16 09:52:38 EDT 2013||Michael Bushey||O'Fallon, IL|
|12136||Tue Oct 15 23:21:39 EDT 2013||BARBARA ALLISON||MESA, AZ||They are trying to change EVERYTHING for the worse. We need to get these people out of leadership now! I really feel for our new troops and worry for all of us retirees as well. Stay in this fight against More....|
|12135||Tue Oct 15 15:59:39 EDT 2013||George Perry||Edmond, OK||Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Our Congress cannot be relied upon to accomplish the simplest tasks of the day.|
|12134||Tue Oct 15 15:43:00 EDT 2013||Andrew Murdoch||Portland, OR||Tell Republican leadership to keep hands off of earned benefits.|
|12133||Tue Oct 15 13:27:09 EDT 2013||Breyana Fisher||West Lafayette, IN||401Ks are not a fiscally safe enough form of pension for those that have and continue to risk their lives for our country.|
|12132||Mon Oct 14 19:18:23 EDT 2013||Stephen Padilla||Goodyear, AZ|
|12131||Mon Oct 14 12:55:41 EDT 2013||sheila beaudoin||Alexandria, VA||201 -->200Woman Vet not allowed to serve in combat...but, did work overseas, & on subs & surface.
I am concerned this petition might be going to the Wrong person...isnt Chuck Hagel the new Secretary?
|12130||Sun Oct 13 16:57:18 EDT 2013||Kathleen Poetsch||Worthington, OH||I am the mother of an active Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who is currently serving in Korea. This country should be ashamed to even consider taking away any benefits that these men and women have earned More....|
|12129||Fri Oct 11 19:55:38 EDT 2013||Nina Puglisi||Las Vegas, NV||My Dad was a WW2 Veteran . My Family has served in every War Since.
Our Military deserves better, Pensions should be a Gamble.
|12128||Fri Oct 11 15:30:22 EDT 2013||Kim Watson||Paducah, KY|
|12127||Thu Oct 10 13:01:49 EDT 2013||Melody D Wharton||Dolores, CO|
|12126||Thu Oct 10 12:44:44 EDT 2013||. Demian||Seattle, WA||I have family members who served in the armed forces in WWII and Vietnam.|
|12125||Thu Oct 10 12:05:45 EDT 2013||Steve Sanders||Athens, OH||I served this country without asking for much (a LOT less than some CEO that only works 2 or 3 years and makes millions!!) and now AFTER I got 27 years in, you want to do this? Some days I wish More....|
|12124||Thu Oct 10 10:38:37 EDT 2013||thomas loder||frederick, MD|
|12123||Wed Oct 09 14:17:55 EDT 2013||Walter Banks||Goose Creek, SC||Congress is broken and we the people need to send them a message.Put a stop payment on their pay until they get this mess that they created fixed.|