Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Federal Retirement Cuts

  1. #1

    Federal Retirement Cuts


  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by DoWhat View Post
    Also found this:
    Federal News Radio has fielded questions from many concerned federal employees and retirees who want to know how this process works, what it means and when they can expect to see possible changes take effect.
    https://federalnewsradio.com/your-mo...ur-retirement/

  3. #3
    Registered User PeoplesElbow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Smackdown hotel
    Posts
    4,887
    Not sure they can do much for existing employees. The FERS contribution for new employees has been bumped up twice since I started. Back when they started FERS they gave people on the existing CSRS system the option of switching or not. I know a couple dumbasses that switched over.

    The part i don't understand is
    A switch to a defined contribution pension plan for new federal employees.
    that already exists in the TSP that is every bit as good as any 401k plan I have ever heard of anyone else having.

    I somewhat agree with eliminating the supplemental payments for those that retire before 62.
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Member Since
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    17,707
    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Not sure they can do much for existing employees. The FERS contribution for new employees has been bumped up twice since I started. Back when they started FERS they gave people on the existing CSRS system the option of switching or not. I know a couple dumbasses that switched over.

    The part i don't understand is that already exists in the TSP that is every bit as good as any 401k plan I have ever heard of anyone else having.

    I somewhat agree with eliminating the supplemental payments for those that retire before 62.
    In theory, a person could have around 40 years in the federal gov't by the time they're 62. I'm not sure what the point of forcing them to stick around longer than that would be.
    "Conservatism is the new counter culture." - Lola Lee - youtuber

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Member Since
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    22,341
    You can bet your ass that Congress didn't cut the retirement for themselves.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    You can bet your ass that Congress didn't cut the retirement for themselves.
    Agree. And, because of Obamacare, USBank stopped providing health care for retirees. I have posted about this before. It is pretty much fuch the middle class that has to pay for degenerates. And, true Americans that have worked hard over the years, got fuched. Welcome to America.
    ​​Like I said. JMO, yo! - Roman
    If you ignore the trolls, they starve. - Wishbone

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    I somewhat agree with eliminating the supplemental payments for those that retire before 62.
    I actually thought that was either already gone or on the way out. However this does impact ME inasmuch as my immediate superior plans to retire early - and this could put an end to it.

    While I support the idea - it sucks to do it to affect someone who's planned their retirement for decades only to have them change the rules at the last minute.
    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  8. #8
    If I may ...

    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    While I support the idea - it sucks to do it to affect someone who's planned their retirement for decades only to have them change the rules at the last minute.
    What congress giveth, congress can taketh away.
    If the military wanted you to have a spouse, or family, they would have issued you one.

  9. #9
    Registered User PeoplesElbow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Smackdown hotel
    Posts
    4,887
    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    I actually thought that was either already gone or on the way out. However this does impact ME inasmuch as my immediate superior plans to retire early - and this could put an end to it.

    While I support the idea - it sucks to do it to affect someone who's planned their retirement for decades only to have them change the rules at the last minute.
    Like one of the articles states, it does not say who these rules will affect. I see an exodus of people getting out while the getting is good.

    I am sure there will be lawsuits etc. I signed on for a particular retirement plan, I am not sure they can change the terms that easily.
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Member Since
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    17,707
    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Like one of the articles states, it does not say who these rules will affect. I see an exodus of people getting out while the getting is good.

    I am sure there will be lawsuits etc. I signed on for a particular retirement plan, I am not sure they can change the terms that easily.
    Several people I work with have talked about pulling chocks, forthwith.
    "Conservatism is the new counter culture." - Lola Lee - youtuber

Members who have read this thread: 72

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search:     Advanced Search
Search HELP

| Home | Help | Contact Us | About somd.com | Privacy | Advertising | Sponsors | Newsletter |

| What's New | What's Cool | Top Rated | Add A Link | Mod a Link |

| Announcements | Bookstore | Cafe | Calendar | Classifieds | Community |
| Culture | Dating | Dining | Education | Employment | Entertainment |
| Forums | Free E-Mail | Games | Gear! | Government | Guestbook | Health | Marketplace | Mortgage | News |
| Organizations | Photos | Real Estate | Relocation | Sports | Survey | Travel | Wiki | Weather | Worship |