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Senator sets record straight on Congressional benefits

Posted: December 16, 2011 - 11:05am

There's an old saying that "A lie can go around the world before the truth can get its boots on."  Advances in information technology, while mostly positive, have made this adage even more true.  Lately, much has been made across many media platforms about some myths surrounding Congressional benefits.  For the sake of clarity -- and getting the truth's boots on -- I would like to set the record straight.

Members of Congress today do not receive any special retirement benefits. My benefits are the same as any federal employee. I participate in Social Security through taxes deducted from my paycheck as any federal employee. I also pay into the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) program, which will provide me with a pension when I retire. The amount of my pension will be calculated using my years on the federal payroll and my highest salary over a three-year period, like any other federal employee. In addition, I am offered the same health care plans as any federal employee.

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bob99507
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bob99507 12/19/11 - 02:07 pm
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To bad

Jeez Lisa its a shame you get anything

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 12/19/11 - 04:20 pm
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retirement

If one does not get reelected.Is the retirement set from a 5year scale?I thought Fed employee retirement is calculated with a 10 year service start point.

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mojo66 12/20/11 - 06:09 pm
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is this for real?

is this actually from Murkowpie herself, if so then she has for sure lost her mind posting this rebut, but then again after looking at her eyes its a dead give away that she is on some form of psychotic mind altering drugs and needs to be hospitalized in a padded room with her side kick begich

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mojo66 12/20/11 - 07:02 pm
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setting her record straight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79lfA9AJQ3U don't grease my can and say you wont screw me lisa... how much kick back did you get for your vote for obamacare '' set the record straight?'' paleez...

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 12/22/11 - 07:40 am
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BS

The Alaskan's re-elected her.Do Not Complain.You got what you wanted.She set the record straight.Now if every oil company employee.OOOPS!I meant Federal employee would really like to have her retirement package.

mojo66
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mojo66 12/22/11 - 05:49 pm
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BS BS

raulduke, big oil voted her in for their best interest , it had nothing to do for whats best for the people of alaska, it was obviously marching orders to vote for her from the clueless

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Raoulduke 01/25/12 - 06:11 am
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elected

Murkowski was voted into office by ALASKAN's,and no one else.Oil may have had the money to back her,but the Alaskan 's had the VOTE.Which makes for a great many gullible people.

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