Open Season on the Federal Public Service?

Earlier this week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 3813, legislation that would slash postal and federal retirement benefits by $44 billion over the next decade. The provisions included in the Committee-approved bill were hastily inserted in H.R. 7, a highway construction bill, and will be used to offset a funding shortfall in the transportation bill. The House may bring H.R.7, with the federal retirement cuts, up for a floor vote late next week. In addition, postal reform legislation slips until after the Presidents’ Day Recess, and the Postal Inspector General concludes that the USPS retiree healthcare liability could be fully funded in 21 years, without any additional pre-funding payments. To read about these issues, click on the latest edition of the eNAPUS Legislative and Political Bulletin.

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  • John Smith

    I am so glad the Republicans believe in no tax increases.

    Makes me proud to think of personally giving up a $62,000 social security offset to retire at age 55… to pay for road construction.

    Maybe next year I can take a paycut to pay for a fence along the Mexican border…

    Or maybe… no matching funds to TSP to pay for an aircraft carrier…

    I am so excited!

  • Pat

    As a letter carrier, who voluntarily switched from CSRS into FERS in 1986, I feel betrayed. After paying into this system for more that 25 years, congress can vote me out of half my retirement. (My FERS annuity supplement would be about $1,000 a month.) I feel like the kid who had his lunch money stolen by the school bully. This is despicable.

  • cpttuna

    I will rob peter to pay paul. I will rob peter a second time if paul did not get enough the first time.

  • David

    And after I rob Peter the second time, I will put all the blame on Peter for making us rob him in the first place.

  • Scout

    LOL, another recess for this group of political waste,get back to work and get the job done.

  • Occupymovement=Don’tlaughatthem

    News Flash: All new legislation is now funded by the Federal workforce.Anything and everything under the sun is to now be paid for by Federal workers.We would be better off not working at all…but then, God forbid, how would we fund any of these feel-good American programs?We could all just sit at home and collect “pay” and “benefits” like all the lazy louts that we will now be funding.Then they will wring us dry to once and for all eliminate the National Debt.