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Originally Posted by Getting short View Post
Looks like there's been some recent talk about modifying the WEP and GOP in the Senate. But, that's happened before so I'm not holding my breath:

Senators urged to overturn Social Security provisions affecting federal retirees (11/7/07) --
Despite the fact that repeal of the GPO and WEP would result in a pay raise of about $9k a year at our house, I actually think those provisions are fair and can't support any attempts to repeal them. Note that the petitions being sent in supporting repeal are primarily signed by public sector folks who would benefit financially from SS despite not being participants or significant participants.

I think the fair way to handle SS and public sector employees is for our government to mandate that ALL wage earners, including ALL public sector employees, contribute to SS. Then, no need for WEP and GPO.

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