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Schumer: Veterans Should Take a Pay Cut But Congress Should Not

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Reblogged from:http://joeforamerica.com

 

Posted by:The Daily Sheeple

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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) believes that it’s time that US military veterans do their part for America by taking a cut to their retirement benefits.

Because, of course, veterans haven’t done enough for the country.

Members of Congress, however, should take no such cuts. According to the rather despicable gun-control advocating Senator Schumer, the government officials have sacrificed enough.

Civilian federal employees have been cut, cut, cut. I think there was a feeling, if you’re going to cut them further, which was done, that the military retirees should have about an equal amount. It’s small,” the New York Democrat told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.

“I think (Rep.) Paul Ryan and (Sen.) Patty Murray looked everywhere they could to try and find compromise. Everybody had to take a little,” Schumer said.

“They’re going to have to pay a tiny, little bit into it, which they never have,” he added.
But Schumer maintained members of Congress should not be forced to take a pay cut. He said they have already sacrificed, since they have not seen a pay raise “in a long time,” and explained most of them are paying more for healthcare insurance.

“We have taken pretty big cuts,” he said. (source)

Let’s tally up the numbers to put things in perspective:

  • The average pension for a retired veteran was $9,669 in 2011. (source)
  • The salary for a US Senator is $174,000. (source)

Just so this statistic is perfectly clear, the members of Congress bring in over 17 times the amount that retired vets do.

Despite this, veterans under the age of 62 will be looking at a 1% per year cut in their benefits. Members of Congress will not be looking at any reduction.

More BS from Dems

Kimberly Paxton, a staff writer for the Daily Sheeple, is based out of upstate New York.

Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2013/12/schumer-veterans-take-pay-cut-congress/#Ox1I0DF6Er6wGSwb.99

 

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3 thoughts on “Schumer: Veterans Should Take a Pay Cut But Congress Should Not

  1. I would never class myself a conservative (big or little C) but think that any politician who believes that the very people that have fought for all of our freedoms should have less whilst the greedy politicians have more is living in a very odd place in their heads.

    Not just in the US but also in the UK, the very people who helped to build the current economy to where it is today are being told to expect less in their retirement payments whilst politicians and their friends are making a killing, selling off everything that generations have worked hard to build up.

    We may come from different political sides but I believe that we agree on the fact that a politician should never receive a great deal more than the average working person that is in fact employing them in the first place.

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