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Issa Introduces Bill
to Stop Military Pension Cuts

Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

Original Article

Posted By:Periwinkel, 1/6/2014 12:30:37 PM

A new bill offered in the House of Representatives by Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) would replace pension cuts to military retirees by ending the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) delivery of Saturday mail. The proposal would save an estimated $17 billion over 10 years and eliminate a controversial provision in the budget deal passed last month that hit military retirees with a 1 percent decrease in their annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). The budget agreement did not cut pensions for federal civilian retirees.

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There are lots of places to cut before military pensions. Mr. Ryan couldn´t think of those? Paul Ryan has written his own political obituary.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/6/2014 12:36:47 PM     (No. 9681676)

I wonder if Ryan considered cutting the President´s vacation allowance?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tomahawk, 1/6/2014 12:49:22 PM     (No. 9681687)

Good move by Issa; now need Congress to agree and send to the POTUS.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/6/2014 12:56:05 PM     (No. 9681695)

"America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels."
Claudia Pemberton
"Love Leaves No One Behind"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BreakRight, 1/6/2014 1:36:50 PM     (No. 9681745)

Nothing but ads or charity and political groups seeking contributions show up in my mailbox any more. I don´t need to get them on Saturday
(if at all).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 1/6/2014 2:07:33 PM     (No. 9681787)

Has Issa ever been successful at anything?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DocH, 1/6/2014 2:40:46 PM     (No. 9681846)

Yes, he has been extremely successful at revealing the countless lies, deceptions, unconstitutional actions and just plain socialist motivations behind the many malfeasances of the Obama administration. Now he is showing how one of "our own" sold out our military. That´s pretty impressive, considering that the GOP controls one-half of one-third of the federal government. What do you want him to do, anyway?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: klutkz, 1/6/2014 2:44:28 PM     (No. 9681849)

Cut Saturday delivery and use the money to increase retired Letter Carrier pensions.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PAdiva, 1/6/2014 2:49:31 PM     (No. 9681855)

How about hiring veterans to bump federal employees from their jobs....and make gov´t unions optional.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/6/2014 3:00:09 PM     (No. 9681878)

Eliminate the Dept. of Education and some others.
Cut Congressional salaries and make them pay their staff out of their salaries.
They are, after all public servants. Serve one term and go home, or have them serve 6 months, then go home to a real job for 6 months every year.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 1/6/2014 3:04:53 PM     (No. 9681883)

Why stop there? I know where he can dig up quite a few billion more - cut congress pensions by 1%, increase the 5 year vesting period to 20 years, and increaser the age 50 requirement to age 62. Who gets a vested retirement after 5 years? and why do they get to retire at age 50?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/6/2014 3:13:07 PM     (No. 9681892)

Lots of luck. I don´t see it happening.

There is an old term ´the ratchet effect´ used in economics and other disciplines.

It is also used to describe a principle unions and government employees insist is inviolable.

i.e. their benefits and pay can only go up; regardless of adverse events in the world or in the nation.

The public is conditioned with unending propaganda to that effect.

Alhough it doesn´t always work it is never discarded.

"what is our is is ours, what is yours is negotiable".


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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/6/2014 3:40:01 PM     (No. 9681934)

This is how it works, eh? They vote for Ryan-Murray budget and realize, GAK!, these military cuts are (GAK) pretty unpopular. Ok, cue Republicans to introduce a bill to now undo what they did. Dysfunctional party.

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