To be ethical when it comes to their pay, insurance and retirement.
  • Petitioned U.S. Senate and Congress

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President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

To be ethical when it comes to their pay, insurance and retirement.

    1. Petition by

      Derek Batchelor

Unexplainable, Inexcusable

Lets say your are Staff Sargent/E-5 in the Air Force and you served a six year enlistment and received an honerable discharged will not recieve any monthly payment for retirement.
A senator or congressman can recieve a nice yearly 35k pension at 62 just for serving 5 years.
A member of the Reserves or National Guard that serves 33 years with the rank of E-7 gets only $16,800 a year. If that same person was on active duty for 20 years retiring with the same rank would receive a little more than $22,000 a year.

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • william flester LOMPOC, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a retired vet.

    • James Phillips FORT STEWART, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing this petition because I am due to retire after 22 years of service on1 August 2012 and this sickens me that I have served my country for all this time, honorably, but my country won't serve me.

    • Bridgette Norris CAROLINA BEACH, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Every hard working American in this country makes it the great nation that it is. There are many professions I could list right now that have more importance in society than any politician ever will. Soldiers sacrifice, sometimes with their lives, so that we can live in this great nation. I don't think politicians on Capitol Hill are making that steep of a sacrifice. Why should they be treated like royalty or like they are any more important than other people? America needs to wake up and start paying attention to what is going on. Our country soon will not be ours anymore if we don't.

    • claudette villalon CERES, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Its just not right!

    • Bernadette Adamo EL PASO, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      I respect the sacrifice that Dere has made to preserve freedom and I am eternally grateful to him for our future generations. God Bless you Derek, my most humble and sincere


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