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Glenn J.

I got out of the Navy at age 23 and worked for 9 months in a plant. I realized I needed to have a better job. I got a Teamster job driving for McLean trucking after hearing you could retire with a pension for life when you reached retirement age. I worked there 2 years, and then started hauling cars, for Anchor Motor Freight.  I got my thirty years in at age 55.  Teamsters made it very clear I could no longer work in the industry, or I would lose my pension. Now when I am too old and worn out to work, they say pension will be cut 60 percent. Now I am willing to bet congress, and the senate will not be cutting their pension.  With the national debt at 19 or 20 trillion dollars, I would say their pension is not solvent. Yet, I hear of no bill being introduced to cut their pension.  By the way this includes all government officials. The reason I took a Teamster job was to have a secure retirement.   You need to leave anyone who has put in the time and earned their pension alone and preserve their pension; I assure you it has been earned.

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