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Stop Paul Ryan's attack on railroad workers and railroad retirees

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Stop Paul Ryan's attack on railroad workers and railroad retirees

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has proposed needless and unnecessary changes to railroad retirement, a sound pension system that costs the taxpayers nothing yet is solvent as it is completely funded by railroad workers and the rail industry itself. These changes will adversely affect current railroad employees and retirees and their families, increasing their taxes while decreasing their benefits, while saving the taxpayer nothing. Railroad workers currently pay higher taxes than most citizens to fund this system, and there is no need to force them to pay higher taxes to fund something that is solvent. Further, this budget proposal will decrease the benefits of current retirees. This is completely unnecessary as well, as retirees should not be penalized for something they paid into their entire careers. Please contact your elected officials to stop these unneeded changes to the Railroad Retirement System.
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Petition Background

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget proposes radical and unnecessary changes to railroad retirement that will adversely affect current and retired railroad workers and their families while saving the taxpayer nothing. Railroad retirement is fully funded by railroad workers and the rail industry with no public funds used. Please contact your elected officials to stop the needless changes to railroad retirement.

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