Sherrod Brown: Congress Shouldn't Access Their Pensions Until Social Security Retirement Age
Did you know that your congress critter can access their Congressional pension as soon as age 50?
That won't be the case much longer, if Ohio's own Sen. Sherrod Brown has his way:
Senator Sherrod Brown has an idea. If we are going to talk about raising people’s eligibility age for retirement benefits, then members of Congress should not have access to their own retirement benefits any earlier than the rest of us.
Brown is introducing a proposal today in Congress that would enshrine this into law: It would amend the Federal retirement system to make the Social Security retirement age the point at which current and future members of Congress get access to their own Federal retirement benefits.