The world of retirement benefits is complex terrain, peppered with minefields like fine print, tricky terminology, little-known exceptions and seemingly random rules. And what you don't know can (and will) come back to bite you.
The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?
Millions of Americans who depend upon government-funded services deserve better than this kind of "sore loser" lack of leadership from our elected representatives. And so do the hundreds of thousands of government employees who deliver these vital services.