Letters to the Editor

Congress lied to military retirees

I urge all young people here in Kitsap County who are thinking of joining the military to reconsider that idea and do not join.

Rep. Derek Kilmer and Sens. Murray and Cantwell just voted to cut pensions of military personnel and both houses in Congress passed the bill. We had a contract with the government when we joined the military on what our military pension would be if we honorably served and completed at least 20 years of service. However, our senators and representative just decided to stick a knife in our back after we completed our end of the contract and voted to cut our pensions to help pay down the national debt. Of course, these same liberals voted time after time for benefits for the non-taxpayers.

Just do your research to find out who added more to the national debt these past five years — it wasn’t George W. Bush!

I repeat, do not join the military, as all Congress will do is lie to you on what benefits you’ll supposedly earn if you join and complete a military career.

Ann Mathews


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