Benefits ‘are not gifts to rescind’
Published 5:41 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017
To the editor:
As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am deeply concerned that my hard-earned benefits will be cut to offset proposed tax policy changes. I ask my representative and senators to oppose such cuts to the federal community.
I based my career and retirement planning on long-standing, promised benefit calculations. Any cuts to what I earned break that promise and devalue my public service.
Congress is currently debating reforms to our tax code. Paying for touted middle-class tax relief on the backs of middle class federal employees and retirees is wrong.
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My retirement and health benefits were earned through years of hard work. They are not gifts to rescind.