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Luke Messer on Social Security

 

 


Use Social Security to restrict aid to illegal immigrants

Billions of dollars in refundable tax credits are paid to immigrants through a loophole. Child Tax Credits can be claimed without a Social Security Number by using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is issued to individuals regardless of immigration status. To close this senseless loophole and protect U.S. taxpayers, I filed legislation that would require individuals to have a Social Security Number valid for employment before they can claim the Child Tax Credit.
Source: The Star Press on 2018 Indiana Senatorial race , Oct 28, 2017

Let retirees earn more

We're working on legislation that would double the allowance for those who happen to receive Social Security. Essentially, if you take Social Security and you hit the earnings imitations, then you're taxed on that. Right now, we have a workforce shortage, we need to encourage people to stay in the workforce as long as they want to. To me, it's a commonsense way to help grow the economy and to encourage people to stay active.
Source: The Star Press on 2018 Indiana Senate race , Sep 21, 2017

Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance.

Messer scores 0% Alliance for Retired Americans

Scoring system for 2014: Ranges from 0% (supports privatization and other market-based reforms) to 100% (supports keeping federal control over Trust Fund and Social Security system).

About ARA (from their website, www.RetiredAmericans.org):

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with now over 4.2 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives. The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

Source: ARA lifetime rating on incumbents of 113th Congress 14_ARA on Jan 1, 2013

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