Social Security isn’t revenue

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Thomas Massie

U.S. Congressman

In January of this year, I introduced H.R. 3894, the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act. This bill eliminates income taxes on Social Security benefits. The purpose of Social Security is to provide people with financial support during retirement; therefore, it should not be another source of tax revenue for the government. Social Security benefits are financed with tax dollars, so taxing these benefits is a form of double taxation. My bill ensures that Social Security benefits would not be taxable or reportable on individual tax returns. The Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL) have joined as cosponsors of this bill, and I hope to add more cosponsors as I work to promote this bill in order to boost the retirement income of millions of senior Americans.