Give us the benefits Congress gets

 

Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposed plan to fix retirement includes giving access to the federal Thrift Savings Plan, now available to members of Congress, to employees in the private sector.

If he wants to prove that this is not just political posturing to shore his chances for a presidential run, then he either pushes for private employees who qualify to also receive the approximate $10,000 subsidy for their healthcare plan, the same way he does under Obamacare, or he should reject the subsidy he applied for and receives.

In other words, Rubio should not cherry-pick what federal benefits he would like to share with all employees under the guise of fixing our retirement system.

Maria Elena Lopez, Coral Gables

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