It is getting even worse than that. I have worked for Verizon most of my career. I have medical and a pension. They are not close to the government employees package, but it is something. Now the Verizon Corp. wants to sell my benefits to Prudential and thus I will have a worthless annuity. Maybe it will be equivalent to the governments annuity when they takeover 401K's. Must be the RICH REPUBLICANS doing this to help the middle and lower classes???