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 ...|
|12101||Wed May 22 10:46:59 EDT 2013||Gary Thomas||Fort Pierce, FL|
|12100||Thu May 16 18:29:24 EDT 2013||Jeff Hopkins||Lindenhurst, IL|
|12099||Thu May 16 14:37:07 EDT 2013||Jerry Smith||Burt, MI||Start the Draft and have no deferments of any type.|
|12098||Thu May 16 13:56:08 EDT 2013||David Jones||Huntsville, AL|
|12097||Thu May 16 13:51:21 EDT 2013||Marion Minar||Aurora, OR||My son is a vet, He was in Somalia--the forgotten wara-- and has PTSD|
|12096||Thu May 16 10:44:09 EDT 2013||David Judd||Eureka, MO|
|12095||Fri May 03 00:22:20 EDT 2013||Eugene Fisher||Colorado Springs, CO||No need to privatize anything, just keep your end of the deal like we did. Nothing more needs to be said.|
|12094||Thu May 02 18:36:19 EDT 2013||Jeff Hopkins||Lindenhurst, IL|
|12093||Thu May 02 14:09:58 EDT 2013||Patricia Santoro||Jersey City, NJ|
|12092||Tue Apr 30 16:59:42 EDT 2013||Nils Pearson||Ogema, WI||How about we privatize your pensions instead of you privatizing ours.
|12091||Mon Apr 29 17:49:22 EDT 2013||C F Czajkowski||CT|
|12090||Mon Apr 29 16:55:28 EDT 2013||Susan Maller||Mundelein, IL|
|12089||Mon Apr 29 16:31:36 EDT 2013||Susan Gordon||Charleston, WV|
|12088||Mon Apr 29 14:43:09 EDT 2013||Barbara Lancki||Parma Heights, OH||The attempt to privatize military pensions is just as abhorrent as privatizing Social Security and replacing Medicare with vouchers. Get back down to the level of the people. Stop this madness. Cut More....|
|12087||Thu Apr 25 22:52:53 EDT 2013||mike carlson||summerville, SC||THAT NEED TO GET H.R. 333 PASSED QUITE PLAYING AROUND WITH US VET'S.|
|12086||Mon Apr 22 13:52:19 EDT 2013||William G Gonzalez||Suffern, NY||Protect America's Veteran's Military Pension!|
|12085||Mon Apr 22 13:17:18 EDT 2013||Lauren Stone||Northfield, MA|
|12084||Mon Apr 22 12:08:42 EDT 2013||Cheryl Carney||San Antonio, TX||I am retired Army and I'm against privatization of military pensions and am for extending benefits to gay veterans and their families.|
|12083||Mon Apr 22 12:06:10 EDT 2013||liz thatcher||hartford, MI|
|12082||Mon Apr 22 11:43:25 EDT 2013||Mary O'Sullivan||NY|
|12081||Mon Apr 15 15:31:23 EDT 2013||Jeff Hopkins||Lindenhurst, IL|
|12080||Mon Apr 15 11:02:03 EDT 2013||david pearce||springfield, VA|
|12079||Sat Apr 13 17:33:02 EDT 2013||Edson Udson||Pennsauken, NJ||Universal Movement of Consciousness by Edson Udson (all rights reserved)
A great movement for peace, love and freedom around of the world, but to obtain results and do solve problems More....
|12078||Tue Apr 09 22:00:59 EDT 2013||Tom Fraker||bohemia, NY||Dont do this|
|12077||Sun Apr 07 05:38:38 EDT 2013||Mark Person||Highlands Ranch, CO|