I worked for 32 years for the U.S. Agriculture Department, extending credit to rural residents for farm loans and loans to build safe, decent and modest housing. I also worked in the private sector, selling insurance to teachers.
When I retired, I was surprised to learn my Social Security benefit would be substantially less per month than those who never worked for the federal government. This is all because of the Windfall Elimination Provision under the Social Security law.
Throughout my government career, I held myself to a high standard of fairness and equity. But now in retirement, I’m subject to a law that is anything but fair and equitable. This provision unfairly reduces my Social Security benefits for no other reason than that I worked for the government.
The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act, H.R.711, introduced by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, recognizes the work I’ve done and the contributions I’ve made, and adjusts my Social Security benefits accordingly. And it wouldn’t cost taxpayers a nickle. Support fairness and equity now.
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William M. Toney