I have 29 years of contributions to Social Security, and yet I will not receive my full benefit upon retirement because I’m now a teacher and participate in the Public School Retirement System. This benefit, which is minimal, is considered a windfall and I am penalized.
H.R. 235, the Social Security Fairness Act, is currently pending in the House Committee on Ways and Means. This bill would repeal the Windfall Elimination and Government Pension Offset Provisions.
Teachers, firefighters, police officers and government employees affected by this should contact Charles Rangel and the House Ways and Means Committee members now and urge them to support H.R. 235. Why should we not receive 100 percent of our due, just as those in the private sector? We work for the government in service industries. This is an outrage and an injustice. Go to http://waysandmeans. house.gov/contact.asp
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Sen. Claire McCaskill support this repeal.