Protect military retirees
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Protect military retirees

    1. Petition by

      Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

As a result of a bipartisan, backroom deal made in December, Congress reduced the annual cost-of-living adjustment for military retirees and survivors, leading to a 20 percent cut to retirement benefits over the course of their lives. That's a lot of money for a folks who have already taken a hard hit this year! For a retired E-7, that could mean the loss of $83,000 in retirement savings. 

This is latest instance of veterans being affected by Washington dysfunction. Sequestration and the government shutdown already affected many services that support veterans and their families. This change to military retiree pensions will have a devastating long-term impact on the benefits already earned by those who have sacrificed the most for this country. We must act now to fight for a full repeal of the cuts to all military retirees' benefits.

Stand with us and ask Congress to do their job. They can't balance the budget on the backs of those who have sacrificed the most.

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    • Gary Exelby POPLAR BLUFF, MO
      • about 15 hours ago

      Take the money from illegals' "benefits" to make this happen.

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    • Anne Churchwell BOSCAWEN, NH
      • 1 day ago

      I have family members that were in the military.

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    • Jody Moore WAYNE, PA
      • 1 day ago

      My husband is the National Guard Reserves. He previously served in the marines and the army. He has been deployed 4 times and has sacrificed so much for his country just like others in the military.

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    • Tom Root ANNVILLE, PA
      • 2 days ago

      I am a Marine Retiree who will be affected by this bad legislation. I paid the price, and am worth the payoff!

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    • Kimberly Chamblin OCALA, FL
      • 7 days ago

      These men and women make great sacrifices to serve and protect, they deserve to be taken care of after the service is completed.

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