December 17th, 2013

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


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This article was written by Kimberly Paxton and originally published at The Daily Sheeple

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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6 Responses to “Schumer: Veterans Should Take A Pay Cut But Congress Should Not”

  1. 1
    Beau Says:

    When do we say enough is enough as a group? Oath keepers needs to do a boycott all vets one day or a whole week I’m in either way!!!!

  2. 2
    Churchill Says:

    The most devastating of all supposedly educated and Intellectual welfare scams in all American History equates to non-productive Big Government via the funding from and borrowing from the Federal Reserve in which in turn was financed through the creation of the Federal Personal Income Tax. Profiteering on a rather massive scale which eventually, led to Crony Capitalism based on the re-structuring and formatting of Government, Finance, Law, the Courts, Military, Economy, Education, Science, Arts, Entertaiment re-defined the bulk of Societies morals and obligations all in the name of control and profit. Perhaps most elected officials should consider pay cuts in comparison to their productivity or resign. Accepting wages without Constitutionally productive results, Personal Non-obligatory patterns of performance through dereliction of duty or to seek personal self-gain and/or profiteering in opposition of/or performing actual Constitutionally delegated obligations and duties. Non-transparency, incoherent definitions and deceit, typical attributes of politically pre-conditioned, prepossessed career politicians.

  3. 3
    Flinter Says:

    I didn’t think this joker could stoop any lower. I can see that I was wrong. I would say that it is long past time for this swindler to go. The people of NY really need to wake up and smell what they have shoveled on all of us.
    I cant even stand to look at this criminal.

  4. 4
    Big Al Says:

    Flinter Says:”I cant even stand to look at this criminal”.

    When I see these clowns it makes me want to hurl…The whole of congress, or should I say black hole, gives new meaning to the word USELESS.

  5. 5
    Frank Citizen Says:

    Does anyone know what the House and Senate bill numbers are on these…because I cant seem to locate iy anywhere!

    These elitist basterds want to hurt our vets…but give themselves pay increases and set aside money for illegals and welfare kings/queens!

    I have some other things I would like to say…but Im not stupid enough to post them!

  6. 6
    Ron Jr Says:

    Chuck U Schumer! Mr. Schumer thinks it’s time for the guys who lay their lives on the line for all of us ordinary citizens, who sometimes lose their lives, or spend the rest of their lives with disabilities because of their brave service need to take a small hit? What do these elitist government ( unspeakable word) smoke? All of the nonsensical things, wasteful things our government can cut that wouldn’t effect a tse tse fly! And they have the cahones to even propose this is just so mind boggling I can’t put it into words. This just shows that they have no respect for our military. All the other crap they’ve done and now this! The cherry on the top! When are we going to arrest these people and send them to jail?
    I was riding behind an old pickup truck today and I felt pride in seeing the driver had the words on the back of his truck. “I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK” “I’m Awake now” people are starting to see. Thank God.

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