Thursday, February 03, 2005

Harry Reid: Lookin' out for #1

This is from Harry Reid's official website:

Repealing the GPO and WEP of page
I am a cosponsor of the Social Security Fairness Act which would repeal these unfair provisions. The government pension offset (GPO) in current law prohibits a spouse, widow, or widower of a government employee from receiving full Social Security spousal benefits and a government pension. The GPO affects more than 376,000 retirees. The average offset caused by the GPO was $276 a month for men and $391 a month for women. The windfall elimination provision (WEP) reduces the Social Security benefits of workers who also have pension benefits from employment not covered by Social Security. These provisions substantially reduce benefits for many public employees and their families.

It certainly looks as if Harry is doing a fine job looking out for his own retirement interests.

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