Military retirees: You betrayed us, C...

Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress

There are 4 comments on the CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV story from Dec 12, 2013, titled Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress. In it, CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV reports that:

Military retirees are outraged that Congress will start voting Thursday on a budget deal that trims military pensions, calling the move "an egregious breach of faith."

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solidarity

Stuart, FL

#1 Dec 14, 2013
You betrayed us, Congress. Every incumbent in Congress HAVE TO GO! Better start packing, Congress!
Can not wait for the next elections! Can not wait!
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#2 Dec 14, 2013
10:53 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2013:
RE: Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress
..... All pensions and welfare payments should always go up (indexed) in step with the Cost of Living. And so should taxes, at least!
Civilian Retiree

Frankfort, OH

#3 Dec 15, 2013
The vast majority of military retirees who are not disabled and still under the age of 62 will seek and find civilian employment. Much of that employment is with Federal Government agencies where they frequently walk into the upper management positions over much higher qualified candidates. I served four years in the military serving two tours in a combat zone. I was fortunate to be discharged without any service connected disabilities. I than worked in a Federal Government Human Resources Office until my retirement. From my own experience, I found that most of the qualifications on Military Retiree's resumes were greatly expanded or were sometimes complete lies. I even had one military retiree who submitted three different resumes for three different positions AT THE SAME TIME. The simple process of adding together his years of experience proved he had been in the military for 62 years by the time he retired from the military at the age of 44. By the way, he was offered management positions in 2 out of the 3 jobs he applied for by a fellow military retiree who was the selecting official. Military employment records are difficult or sometimes impossible to verify or disprove so we were forced to trust the information that the retirees provided even where there were obvious problems. If these deceptions were not recognized and proven, the military retirees were frequently placed on top of the candidates list ahead of people who had a documented highly qualified work history with the Federal Agency. There was also a consistant pattern of Military Retirees banding together to unfairly assist each other during hiring and promotional opportunities.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#4 Feb 20, 2014
The U.S. must have Universal-Health-Care.
Then, Americans donot need military-pensions.

And, then,
American-top1%, Military-Industry and American-Generals will fall.

And, then,
American-Heavy-Industry will revive in the U.S.
And, the U.S. will have trade-surplus and the U.S. become a creditor-nation.
And, Americans become rich.

All things are connected in the U.S. now!

American-top1%, Military-Industry and American-Generals
are exploiting military-pensions
in order to get support from American-veterans.

I have NO intention to insult American-veterans.
Please please forgivem e Sirs.

But, it seems to me that
American-veterans are deceived and exploited.

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