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Tell your senator to vote against this tax now.
The FY 2014 budget proposal includes a provision that cuts the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for uniformed service retirees by 1 percent each year until age 62.
The following statement was issued in response by Daniel M. Dellinger, National Commander of The American Legion:
“While The American Legion applauds the proposed National Defense Authorization Act's prohibition against new TRICARE user fees and its limitations on raising existing fees, we strongly oppose any decrease in the annual cost of living allowance for veterans, retirees -- who are also veterans -- or their dependents and families. The men and women who have served our country honorably and well deserve to be treated in like fashion once they have hung up their uniforms. Few sacrifice as much as servicemembers, most especially those who have devoted their careers at great personal cost to the safety and welfare of our nation.”
Please contact your legislators today and urge them to oppose any provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J. Res. 59), that tries to balance the budget on the backs of our military retirees.
Please CLICK HERE to take the American Legion Extension Institute online. It is a great way to learn the history and inner workings of the American Legion. Upon completion, National Headquarters will send you a certificate and a very nice pin signifying your accomplishment. Please contact Department HQ with any questions or any issues getting started.