Currently, the National Guard retirement starts at age 60, but active duty can start collecting retirement the day after they retire - even if they are 40 years old. I propse that the age that active duty personal can start to collect returement is moved to age 60. This should be done over several years but potentially will save billions in pension dollars.
Being a member of Congress is NOT something that should be considered a 'career' from which one 'retires'. Therefore, there should be NO government pension or lifetime health care for any former member of Congress (and no time in service exception that might encourage longevity in office). These people already get to keep any money left over in their campaign funds when they leave Congress. In many cases, that's millions... more »
In administering the provisions of law relating to pay, retirement and leave of absence, the federal government is required to ensure employees and retirees receive their paychecks on or before the second Thursday following each pay period. These provisions were enacted many years ago when payroll processes were far less efficient (cashiers, paper checks, mail, etc.). Now that virtually all federal employees and retirees... more »
Pensions paid for by the federal government should not result in employees receiving pensions that are greater than their salary.
Limit federal pension benefits and government-reimbursed pensions for contractors to 100% of pay.
Why is it that if I get put in jail I don't continue to get paid YET a senator or congressman does!!! Talk about waste, fraud and abuse--this is MAJOR. They also should not get a pension for doing one term, that continues for years and years after they leave office. They also should not be able to vote in raises for themselves---the US people should be able to do that. They act like they rule the world and are more important... more »