NM House Dems kill GOP bill to lower seniors’ tax burden by exempting Social Security income

On Monday, Democrats in the New Mexico House Taxation and Revenue Committee voted to block a bill, H.B. 49 that would lower New Mexico senior citizens’ tax burden by exempting their Social Security income (SSI). The anti-senior citizen vote will continue New Mexico’s policy of forcing senior citizens to shell out a chunk of their Social Security checks to the NM State government.

Two of H.B. 49’s five sponsors, Reps. Cathrynn Brown (R-Eddy) and Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo & Sierra) said of their bill, “New Mexico cannot afford another year of being uncompetitive with our neighboring states. It’s time to level the playing field. Studies show that many senior citizens would consider moving to New Mexico if we did not tax Social Security income, and quite a few retirees would decide to stay. If legislators are serious about attracting retirees to New Mexico, this is a meaningful way to show it. In the long run, not only will New Mexico seniors get the tax relief they deserve, but the state will benefit culturally and economically from the new influx of retirees.” 

The bill previously passed the Labor, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on February 2nd, with a “do pass” recommendation from the committee and rare bipartisan support. During its first committee, Reps. Eliseo Alcon (D-Cibola & McKinley), Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Bernalillo), and Angelica Rubio (D-Doña Ana) opposed the bill.

However, the seemingly commonsense bill met its fate in the House Taxation and Revenue Committee, chaired by far-left Rep. Javier Martinez (D-Bernalillo). 

After the disappointing vote, the New Mexico House Republicans tweeted, “Social Security tax exemption (HB49) was blocked by @NMHouseDems. What a year for our senior citizens… first being kicked out of senior homes bc state offered more $ for COVID beds, basically endless lines for vax and food, and now a double down on taxing SSI.” 

This is a developing story. The final vote tally and the names of the representatives who voted against New Mexico seniors will be added once the final vote tally is available.

9 thoughts on “NM House Dems kill GOP bill to lower seniors’ tax burden by exempting Social Security income”

  1. Jerry Ransbarger

    Why should we seniors be taxed again and why can’t the democrats help this state instead of hurting seniors that want to live in nm .I believe that the democrats have destroyed this state long enough. So much corruption and greedy politicians have kept this state at the bottom of the barrel for too long.

  2. NM taxes my military retirement and will tax my SS. They either change it or In 7 years I retire from my current job and will move to a state that does not. Options are available…
    If enough of us vote with our feet a message gets sent. Nuff said.

  3. Typical Dembocrap behaviors! Steal from the working, those of us who worked for 40 plus years, and squeeze on the elderly until they die–then steal from family members who inherit anything. It’s time to end the Loserjan regime and escort her out of the roundhouse!! In handcuffs would be appropriate..

  4. Pushing NM over the edge is their desire/plan/goal.
    “Burn it down better” – freaks that loathe the average New Mexican.
    If you cant feel their hate and disgust for us deplorables – you must be dead.

  5. The burden to New Mexico comes into play when NM has such a small population to be paying our governor more than states with twice the population. Then the raises given to her staff in a time of government made crisis. NM government robs their voters. We have a huge amount of retirees here but not for long.

  6. The Politburo up in Santa Fe spits in our eye while giving themselves fat raises. Sad to say but this is what was New Mexicans voted for…self serving, tyrants.

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