Congressional Integrity

4 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to

Stop Congress from reducing Veterans’ Disability and Compensation payments

           The Congressional Budget Office recently published a proposal to reduce veterans benefits for the purpose of lowering the deficit. Now, it’s no secret that the government has to find a way to balance the budget, but why is that the burden of the Men and Women who have sacrificed body and mind in the service of their country?         The proposal put forth would negatively impact the lives of veterans as there are multiple ways in which they could potentially lose compensation. The first way would be to “Means-Test VA Disability Compensation for Veterans With Higher Income”. This would include disqualifying veterans disability and compensation payments based off of their income bracket. At a certain income level, deductions would be made to the veteran’s compensation payments. At the max income level, payments would cease all together. Now, it shouldn’t have to be explained that service related disabilities don’t cease to exist once a veteran starts making a certain amount of money. For Example: Jim is on VA disability because an IED exploded when he was deployed to Iraq costing him his leg. Jim decided to go back to college and get a job in the tech industry because he is now limited to office work. Now that Jim is making decent money, he will no longer qualify for his VA compensation payments. Limbs don’t grow back, and many wounds (both physical and mental) never heal. So, why should veterans lose out on compensation because they have found ways to be successful despite their disability? Resilience should not result in financial punishment.             Other options in these proposals include “Veterans who start receiving disability compensation payments in 2024 or later would have those payments reduced by 30 percent at age 67.” Basically, disability payments would be reduced when the veteran meets retirement age and starts to receive social security payments. As stated earlier, some wounds never heal. Veterans paid for their disability payments with their minds and bodies during their service to this country. They also paid into the social security program while in the military and civilian sector. Not only are they entitled to full benefits in BOTH respects, the United States has a moral obligation to pay that debt.                    It has also been proposed that the VA stop payments to Veterans with a disability percentage of less than 30%. Why is it fair for the VA to acknowledge service related disabilities but decline payment due to an arbitrary number?             There are many other proposed cuts to VA disability and compensation that are not listed here, but the message remains the same. In a time of excessive government spending including foreign aid, why should Veterans be the ones to lose funding? It’s no question that the government has to do something to reduce the deficit, but that should involve cutting needless spending rather than monetarily punishing veterans. We cannot give exorbitant amounts of financial aid to foreign countries while simultaneously cutting aid to the Men and Women that protected and defended the United States. We cannot continue offering proposals to reduce compensation that veterans DESERVE, NEED, and COUNT ON. We will NOT stand for this!   Proposals from the CBO can be found  here:

Concerned Citizen
9,980 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to

Enough with Government and their threats to cut or end Social Security

Nearly 66 million Americans depend on Social Security to pay their bills. How many years have the American people faced Government, especially congress threatening to reduce or end Social Security, which rightfully belongs to the people? Americans work for years, and social security deductions are taken from paychecks consistently. Yet, over the years, it appears Government has borrowed against Social Security through the sale of bonds and invest in capital while paying back a portion of what is borrowed through interest. Hence, the question is, where is the principal?  Does this sound like a Ponzi scheme? Yes! It is time for accountability. Give us our money back and cease to continue deducting from our paychecks and allow the American people to decide where they want to invest their money.  Additionally, where are social security dollars going when an American passes away and has paid into Social Security during their working years? It was disconcerting to find that after my mother died, her Social Security would return to the Government. She worked for over 45 years and retired for only a short period before her passing. A law should require Social Security to be given to the deceased's children regardless of whether they are over 18 years old. If no children exit, social security should go to the estate. Social Security is money that you and your loved ones have earned by putting in hard labor.  Please share this same passion as I do and sign this petition calling for Government Action Now.

Bridget T.
311 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to US Congr, US Congress


This is a petition to tell Congress the MUST intervein on the ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) Case being heard Unconstitutionally before the U.S. Supreme Court. As it states in 25 USC1901-Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution, "The Congress has Power to regulate commerce with Indian Tribes, and through this and other Constitutional Authority. Congress has Plenary Power over Indian Affairs. The Chief Justices swore an Oath to uphold the Constitution. It is unconstitutional and treasonous for any Chief Justice or Judge to swear an Oath and make any decisions on this ICWA Case, or any other cases of Indian Affairs as that falls on Congress alone. The Attorneys who represent the Plaintiff in the case, also represents the BIG Oil Companies are using the ICWA Case as a vendetta against all Indigenous People to get their hands on what they cannot have. The OIL. Title 5, Part 3, Subpart B, Chapter 33, Subsection 3331-Under Oath of Office clearly states that an Individual who is elected or appointed to an Office or Honor of Profit MUST take a solemn Oath to protect and uphold the U.S. Constitution. Failure to do so is a High Misdemeanor and an Act of Treason which violates the Constitution of the United States (Judges and Justices). We are Petitioning Congress to do what they need to do and step in and stop the ICWA Case from being heard any further from the Supreme Court. And let the Chief Justices know they have NO JURISDICTION ON ANY INDIAN AFFAIRS.

PJ Jackson
1,317 supporters