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GOP Tries To Fill Pentagon Cuts With Government Retirement Funds

In the Republicans’ continuing effort to raid the pockets of government employees to lower the deficit fund their ideological preferences, Darrell Issa (R-CA) has introduced a plan to increase government workers’ pay-in for retirement benefits by 5%, tantamount to a federal pay cut.

The $82 billion saved will go to prevent Defense Department cuts set to take effect in January. Never mind that the DoD is one of the heaviest funded arms of the government, comprising 20% of the federal budget, and that billions of dollars in savings have already been identified in wasteful defense spending. We will instead fund the department by taking money from middle class workers…Read More

Related: Georgetown Catholics Tell Paul Ryan To Go Fountainhead Himself

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