BIRDS OF A FEATHER: From Top to Bottom, Republicans Want to Destroy Your Retirement

Brittni McGuire Blog, Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
 
March 19, 2018
 
Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com, 304-342-6606
 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: From Top to Bottom, Republicans Want to Destroy Your Retirement

Trump fires FBI employee just days before he could collect his pension

Republicans at every level want to undermine workers’ retirement

 

CHARLESTON, WV— Last week, West Virginia Republican Party Chair Melody Potter mocked congressional candidate Richard Ojeda for earning a military pension. By the end of the week, Washington Republicans fired a 20-year FBI employee just days before his planned retirement, effectively blocking his full pension.

From Washington to Charleston, Republicans at every level want to deprive hard-working people of a secure retirement.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has spent years blocking a fix to protect coal miner pensions.

  • Washington Republicans have exploded the national debt with massive corporate tax breaks, and now want to short-change working families by cutting retirement benefits for seniors.

  • Republicans in Charleston sat on their hands and failed to fix PEIA, an important part of retirement for public employees.

  • When corporations file for bankruptcy and leave dedicated employees with nothing, the GOP is silent.

The Republicans are birds of a feather when it comes to attacking the retirement of West Virginia’s seniors. Republicans like Patrick Morrisey, Don Blankenship, and Evan Jenkins fall right in line with the GOP scheme that hurts the retirement and benefits of working people.

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