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

Senator Chuck Schumer

(JOE THE PLUMBER)   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.

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4 Responses to Schumer: Veterans Should Take a Pay Cut But Congress Should Not

  • Only one comment worth stating here… Slim ball Schumer just plain out S U C K S… (One of the biggest shithead liars in the Senate)

  • When is someone going to off that POS Schumer and his term(s) already?? He is a dirty lowlife scumbag illuminati heeb we’ve been tortured with for decades! We hate him and his filthy regime. Get him the f out! Vets…stand up and stake your claim. You earned the benefits, dirtboy and his ilk didn’t.

  • What a piece of garbage , our govt has been taken over by nwo filth .. Try telling that to the average libtard trendy , beware the libtard it will destroy the republic if left unchechecked . The game is rigged ….

  • Our veterans should build a multi-piece of art and march with the pieces to Congress about this. This multi-piece of art should be as accurate as possible to the Human hand with the middle finger sticking firmly upwards. The bottom caption should be something among the lines of: “Sit and spin, motherfuckers, sit and spin!”. While such a march on Congress would do beneficial, at least it’d be pretty damn entertaining and righteous!

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