What: Press conference introducing the Seniors Financial Security Act of 2009
When: Tuesday, February 17, 2009; 11:00 a.m. MST
Where: Banner Olive Branch Senior Center,
Contact: Bethany Barker, Bethany.firstname.lastname@example.org orDescription: The Seniors Financial Security act would eliminate the unfair, redundant tax on Social Security benefits. Despite the fact that Americans pay into all of their working lives, the has estimated, using 2000 population and income levels with 2003 provisions of law, that 39% (or 15.6 million) are affected by the income taxation of Social Security benefits. Those who are affected see 50-85% of their benefits taxed. These tax penalties on earning additional retirement income discourage people of all ages from saving for retirement and discourage older citizens from working.