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August 10, 2009
Someone from Stratford, CT signed.
August 11, 2009
Someone from Coshocton, OH writes:
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THIS BILL IS ONLY FAIR, I HAD PAID INTO SS FOR 18 YEARS. iTS NOT FAIR TO REDUCE MY SS BECAUSE I CONTINUE TO PAY THE MEDICARE SECTION AND MANY PEOPLE COME TO THIS COUNTRY AND RECEIVED SSI BENEFITS THAT HAVE NOT PAID INTO IT. HOW RIGHT IS THAT TO AMERICANS?
August 11, 2009
Someone from Coshocton, OH signed.
August 12, 2009
Someone from Peabody, MA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Carlisle, MA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Carlisle, MA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Nashotah, WI writes:
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This is an unfair law. Individuals paying Social security taxes by payroll deductions should receive the benefits earned under those payments irregardless of government pensions not subject to social security taxes. That individual will be receiving a lesser amount of social security simply because of his/her earnings subject to social security taxes. To take away the ability to receive benefits paid for is wrong.
7 years ago
Someone from Franklin, NC writes:
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As a disabaled fire fighter I can not receive a full S.S. benefit because of offset. I have worked outside the fire department for many years to supplement my income. I have contributed to S.S. by employee and self employment contrabutions for a large portion of my career. If I am ineligible for S.S. please refund all of the money I have contributed.
7 years ago
Someone from San Francisco, CA signed.
August 26, 2009
Someone from Hollywood, FL writes:
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Most people have this all wrong. A person always gets his or her own SSA benefits. The problem arises when usually she believes she is being cheated out of her husbands benefits. You see, he paid FICA and Medicare for one person, himself. Anything the spouse gets is from the General Find. Remember, she has her own benefits. Think about this...he paid for 1 person and gets his benefits, she paid for 1 person and gets her benefits, what is so wrong with that? Unfairness is when a person pays into SSA,Railroad and or Civil Service retirement and gets an offset on their own earnings. Also people should stop calling SSI, their SSI. SSI is a federal welfare program. Nobody pays into SSI. It is just a government give away program for people who have no retirement benefits they paid into. Disability payments are a horse of a different color. Some people need help. That is a fact. I have a problem with junkies and drunks getting SSA/SSI by claiming they have emotional problems. If people want to complain, so for it but get your facts straight.
August 26, 2009
Someone from San Antonio, TX writes:
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To deny survivor benefits to widows/widowers because they were teachers is grossly inequitable.
August 28, 2009
Someone from Tacoma, WA writes:
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This is simply an unfair law, if a person has enough quarters, they should get the benefit they have earned. To not do this, is just wrong.
September 3, 2009
Someone from Rancho Mirage, CA signed.
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Someone from Hollywood, FL signed.
September 4, 2009
Someone from Hollywood, FL writes:
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The ltr from the firefighter is disturbing. He SHOULD get both of HIS benefits. I wonder what the teacher is TX is getting each month from her work. Sorry, the woman who stayed home for 31 years to raise her chidren was lucky. Now, perhaps people can understand how gays get the boots from pension funds.That isn't fair either. I get zinged every month on MY OWN work record too. Also, illegal aliens are not by law permitted to get SSI. SSI is the bane of the give away system. A lot of people got paid under the table, paid no taxes. At 65 or whatever, they get SSI, Medicaid and are home free. Poor dopes likes us haul the freight for them.........
September 4, 2009
Someone from Hollywood, FL writes:
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The ltr from the firefighter is disturbing. He SHOULD get both of HIS benefits. I wonder what the teacher is TX is getting each month from her work. Sorry, the woman who stayed home for 31 years to raise her chidren was lucky. Now, perhaps people can understand how gays get the boots from pension funds.That isn't fair either. I get zinged every month on MY OWN work record too. Also, illegal aliens are not by law permitted to get SSI. SSI is the bane of the give away system. A lot of people got paid under the table, paid no taxes. At 65 or whatever, they get SSI, Medicaid and are home free. Poor dopes likes us haul the freight for them.........
September 5, 2009
Someone from Atascadero, CA signed.
September 6, 2009
Someone from Thousand Oaks, CA signed.
September 6, 2009
Someone from Fort Myers, FL signed.
September 6, 2009
Someone from Redondo Beach, CA signed.
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Someone from Redondo Beach, CA writes:
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Please repeal the unfair provisions called the Government Pension Offset(GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision(WEP. These are unfair to working spouses of civil servants, and the government employees who have dedicated years of their lives to serving the public.
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Someone from Redondo Beach, CA writes:
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Please repeal the unfair provisions called the Government Pension Offset(GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision(WEP). These are unfair to working spouses of civil servants, and the government employees who have dedicated years of their lives to serving the public.
September 6, 2009
Someone from Wildomar, CA writes:
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Please repeal the Government Offset Provision and the Windfall Elimination Provision. The WEP is ridiculous because a windfall is something totally unexpected, like winning the lottery. I earned and paid SS for 10 years prior to becoming a firefighter which I retired from after 27 years. I EARNED both pensions. They should rename these provision the YOU EARNED IT BUT WE DON'T FEEL LIKE PAYING YOU P. Plea
September 6, 2009
Someone from Seal Beach, CA writes:
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Get off your ass and do it now!! It is not YOUR moneny it is ours. We paid it in and we want what is OURS. I am tired of MY money going to some lazy ass.
September 8, 2009
Someone from Lakewood, CA writes:
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Call me simple, but it seems very easy: If I have paid into Social Security for 35 years, I should receive Social Security benefits. If I don't pay into Social Security, I should not receive the benefits.
September 8, 2009
Someone from Torrance, CA writes:
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If I pay into Social Security, I should, or my spouse should, receive the benefits. It should not go to those who have not paid into the system.
September 8, 2009
Someone from Torrance, CA signed.
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Someone from Sterling Heights, MI signed.
September 11, 2009
Someone from Garden Grove, CA writes:
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It is not fair to punish me, a hard-working teacher and single head of household mother, because teaching does not pay enough to raise a child and take care of an elderly parent. I do not choose to work two jobs; it is a neccessity.
September 12, 2009
Someone from Orange, CA writes:
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I payed, so I deserve my money!!!
September 12, 2009
Someone from Corona, CA signed.
September 15, 2009
Someone from Orange, CA signed.
September 15, 2009
Someone from Placentia, CA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Spirit Lake, IA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Conway, MI signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Huntington Beach, CA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Greenwell Springs, LA writes:
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i was a fife fighter for 30 years. during those years i always worked a second job where i paid in ss taxes. i am now retired but still work and pay ss taxes.if i get no benifit stop taking myss taxes out
7 years ago
Someone from Brea, CA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from North Billerica, MA signed.
7 years ago
Someone from Caldwell, OH writes:
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I currently receive S.S.widow benefits. I have worked for a county agency for the last 10 years. Under the current GPO plan, 2/3 of my OPERS pension will be deducted from my widow benefits as if I never worked or earned my OPERS pension. This simply is NOT fair.