SURVIVOR BENEFITS PLAN NEEDS YOUR HELP
By Jim Whittington, MSG, USAF (Ret)
Forwarded by BGen Bob Clements, USAF (Ret), with appropriate comments
THIS IS URGENT
The Senate has passed it's version of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). That version has “paid up SBP” if you have paid into SBP for 30 years and are over age 70. The Senate version also has an accelerated percentage payment clause, moving the amount paid to survivors to 55% SBP on Oct 2006.
NONE OF THE ABOVE is included in the HOUSE VERSION.
I want to encourage you to call your Congressmen immediately and ask for their help on the SBP issues. The Senate and House bills will have to go to Conference to iron out any differences.
If you subscribed to SBP then your spouse or widow/widower have a vested stake in this issue.
Please call immediately and voice your interest — and pass this on to your nets, friends, and relatives. This is URGENT!!!
P-38bob’s Comment: I concur to the Nth degree with my old friend Jim. He is a Tiger and tracks the Congress on a daily basis, never taking no for an answer. He is well known to the Mississippi Congressional delegation. He stands up and is counted. He gets results! We need 100s of thousands more just like him in the retired military
One Half of One Percent of the population of this country…
- Makes it possible for The United States of America to exist as a free country.
- Makes it possible for people to be elected to Congress representing a free society.
- Makes it possible for young and old alike to pursue the American Dream, if willing to work for it.
- Makes it possible for the protection of the right of the people to freedom of speech, including Hollywood, Jane Fonda, Cindy Sheehan, and Cindy Williams.
- Makes it possible, when all else fails at the local and state level, to maintain law and
order… and on and on and on.
Why is it then that Administrations, Congress and a lot of other foolish people (who would die at the thought of serving in the military) are so reluctant to support special entitlements and benefits for this small percentage of the population who make it possible for them to exist?
Why is it that, lastly, the most astounding group are those from within the military, both active and retired, who are willing to support healthcare fees increases for these same people they have sworn to protect? And to add even more fuel to the “fire of disbelief” to be guilty of engineering further cuts to bolster their own careers and not having the guts to stand up and say “Enough is enough, send me home”?
We need to keep the pressure on our individual members of Congress and we need to remember that a major offensive is in the making and will be absolutely necessary when congress returns after the July 4th recess.