To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Elimination of the Unfair GPO and WEP Provisions of the Social Security Act

The Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) penalize people who have dedicated their lives to public service, including many teachers, firefighters, and police officers, by taking away benefits they, or their spouses, have EARNED.

Why is this important?

To urge all Alliance for Retired Americans members, friends or everyone subject to the GPO/WEP to increase their efforts to make sure the Congress of the United States enacts legislation, H. R. 1205 & S 915 to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act, and further requests President Barack Obama to sign that legislation.


Reasons for signing

  • the government passes tax breaks for the wealthy and penalizes public service workers by eliminating benefits they earned even when they worked in the private sector. Not fair!!
  • I am a retired Calif. teacher with very modest retirement from calstrs. i started to pay into Social Security when I was 16.Please get rid of GPO.
  • I paid in but don't get back what i 've earned? How is that fair.? You want to see my "windfall" ? It's hardly enough to live on especially when you factor in health insurance..Quit giving to people who don't contribute anything and give to those who do!

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