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Howard Mills on Social Security


Invest up to 5% of payroll tax in personal accounts

I support legislation to prohibit Congressional raids on the Social Security trust fund. I also support the proposal where workers could save and invest 5 percentage points of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax in their own personal accounts. Under this plan, personal account contributions would not be tax-deductible, but investment returns would accumulate tax-free and retirement benefits would be tax-free. Funds remaining at death could be passed to children or other heirs free of tax.
Source: Campaign website, mills2004.com, "Issues" Aug 17, 2004

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