Social Security Bill Signed
"Unfortunately in the past, Missouri politicians had made a bad decision," Blunt said. "They decided to tax Social Security benefits. Nobody on this stage had anything to do with that. So, it's not a problem we created, but it's a problem we can solve."
Rep. Jeff Harris, (D) Columbia, said he was happy about the bill, but it was only a small step in the right direction.
"Here's what the governor should have done. I mean, this tax cut - I supported it. I voted for it. But what he really should have done is restore healthcare for all the senior citizens, whose healthcare was cut - that he cut - two years ago," Harris said.
Prior to today's signing, Missouri had been one of fifteen states taxing social security benefits. Missouri will phase in the tax break over the next six years.