Balancing the budget on the backs of military retirees? [Letter]

December 21, 2013

Let me get this straight: Capitol Hill, which is filled with $200,000-plus a year politicians — many of them multimillionaires who retire with most of their salary intact and only lose their jobs only if they get voted out of office — is telling our military men and women that they are the ones who have to take a cut in their pensions ("Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement," Dec. 17)?

Who makes the greater sacrifice: Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner dodging each other in the halls of Congress, or our military men and women dodging bullets in the sand pits of the Middle East?

D. Pazourek, Sparks

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