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.
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|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|
|12076||Thu Apr 04 23:36:38 EDT 2013||Brenda Bullard||Woodlawn, TN|
|12075||Thu Apr 04 17:52:48 EDT 2013||Anthony Whittley||Boise, ID||I am retired Army and I'm against privatization of military pensions.|
|12074||Thu Apr 04 15:07:30 EDT 2013||Patricia Ann Sulecki||Hubert, NC||Our military make it possible for all the polticians in Washington and in every state to receive their pay ; it's called freedom" our military should receive the pay the politician get and the politician More....|
|12073||Tue Apr 02 16:20:00 EDT 2013||Pat Lynch||Morton, PA||I am pretty sure your pension wont be touched|
|12072||Sat Mar 30 09:24:29 EDT 2013||Janet Gonzalez||MD||I am retired military and I 'm against privatization of our pensions.|
|12071||Fri Mar 22 18:02:05 EDT 2013||Harold Truconski||FL||You may have to institute a draft at some point if you continue to take away the support and benefits of serving! Do the RIGHT thing and support the people that serve this country! Congress should be More....|
|12070||Fri Mar 22 03:00:00 EDT 2013||sheila king||CA||Why not cut pay and benifits for congress? Military retirees and their families have made incredible sacrifices for this country. Most of us didn't stay in for the compensation, every physician we knew More....|
|12069||Wed Mar 20 09:00:27 EDT 2013||Nicholas Richards||Ethel, MO|
|12068||Fri Mar 15 12:08:21 EDT 2013||April Guardi||Fort Benning, GA|
|12067||Fri Mar 08 07:40:20 EST 2013||Neena Hallock||Bradford, PA||My son has nearly 20 years in the U S Marie Corp. He has made many sacrifices for this country. Please allow him to retire comfortable to enjoy his four children who have had to do without him at home More....|
|12066||Fri Mar 08 07:38:51 EST 2013||Neena Hallock||Bradford, PA||My son has nearly 20 years in the U S Marie Corp. He has made many sacrifices for this country. Please allow him to retire comfortable to enjoy his four children who have had to do without him at home More....|
|12065||Thu Feb 28 12:38:31 EST 2013||Jess-Avery Affentranger||Las Vegas, NV||My grandpa served in Korea.|
|12064||Thu Feb 21 21:54:13 EST 2013||Larry Caldwell||Honolulu, HI||We risk our lives with this country do what's right!|
|12063||Sun Feb 03 23:23:21 EST 2013||Miranda Christmas||Mineral City, OH|
|12062||Fri Feb 01 23:00:20 EST 2013||Maria Martinez||Oak Lawn, IL|
|12061||Thu Jan 31 18:58:11 EST 2013||W Ralph Mangum||Las Vegas, NV||I have served in Vietnam, both eras in South Korea, Libya, Japan, West Germany, Thailand, Okinawa and many CONUS stations. I am permanently disabled as determined by the VA and a post VOCREHAB receipient, More....|
|12060||Thu Jan 17 10:58:03 EST 2013||liz thatcher||hartford, MI|
|12059||Mon Jan 14 14:43:23 EST 2013||Michael Amsbaugh||Kennesaw, GA|
|12058||Mon Jan 07 16:31:14 EST 2013||Johnny Jones,Jr.||Minneapolis, MN|
|12057||Mon Jan 07 16:31:14 EST 2013||Johnny Jones,Jr.||Minneapolis, MN|
|12056||Mon Jan 07 16:31:02 EST 2013||Johnny Jones,Jr.||Minneapolis, MN|