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FLEOA Denounces Bill to Change Federal LEOs' Pensions as Un-American

March 06, 2015  | 

Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) released its response denouncing Congressman Westerman's bill that would change a federal law enforcement officer's pension to a "high‐five" year calculation. Currently, the pension is calculated on the average of an employee's highest three salary years.

"Congressman Westerman's unwarranted attack on the pay of federal law enforcement officers is nothing more than a pathetic prescribed placebo intended to solve economic problems we didn't create," declared FLEOA President Jon Adler. "How can the Congressman look the Border Patrol Agents in his state in the eye, and explain to them that he is honoring their dedication and sacrifice by reducing their pension? How does he do the same with agents from the FBI, ICE, USMS, DEA, USSS and others from 65 different federal agencies?" asked Adler.

After releasing his bill, Congressman Westerman issued the following statement: “The bill ensures that the program employees of the federal government have paid into for their careers is available in retirement and sustainable for future generations.”

FLEOA maintains if Congress does its job and does not over‐extend taxpayer dollars in foreign aid, then there should be no concern regarding pay for future generations of federal law enforcement officers.

"How can Congressman Westerman tacitly support the billions of American taxpayer dollars being squandered on rebel groups that ultimately turn on us, and then justify attacking the pay of the brave men and women who protect our homeland?" asked Adler. "It is both un‐American and a declaration of skewed priorities for any elected official to seek to remedy Congress' spending problem by attacking federal officers' pay."

About FLEOA

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (www.fleoa.org) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association that exclusively represents over 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from over 65 agencies.


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Ima Leprechaun @ 3/7/2015 8:48 AM

Across American conservative politicians are trying to break every law enforcement pension system. The biggest reason is these pension systems invested wisely and have become inflation proof. In Ohio, Gov Kasich went on the attack the moment he entered Office because just months before he was elected he got a citation for failing to move over on the freeway before passing a police officer stopped with a violator pulled over. He has been a constant pain since he got into Office attacking Police, Fire and Correctional Pension Systems. Ohio trashed its own treasury by investing heavily in junk bonds so when the crash came it took most of the state's reserves with it. Seeing that Public Officers Pension Plans were better prepared and isolated from the junk bond crash, conservatives have made it their life's work to destroy the last viable pension system left in the USA. The politicians all use the exact same words to defend their position but these words are a creation of the Heritage Foundation (GOP think tank) designed to elicit public support to destroy public safety pension plans. Every politician uses the exact same phrase "The bill ensures that the program employees of the (insert agency name here) have paid into for their careers is available in retirement and sustainable for future generations.” What it really means is conservatives want to break into these pensions so they can steal our funds.

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/7/2015 8:54 AM

Kasich U-Tube Video, watch and learn: http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2011/02/ohio_gov_john_kasich_calls_pol.html

This is why he attacked all Police within the State of Ohio. Ironically a few years later the Governor was in a traffic crash in Columbus, Ohio and was saved from the wreckage by the exact same Officer he called and idiot.

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