Seniors should be tax free
To the Editor:
Here we go again, giving tax relief for the senior citizen. A few years ago I wrote an article on the same subject, and to my surprise I had a few seniors call me at home, thanking me for standing up for senior citizens.
We now have a group in Madison that is trying to do the same thing, giving our retired seniors their GOLDEN YEARS. Not all of Morgan County retires are wealthy, there are seniors that are just getting by all over our country. Their investments, 401k’s, CD’s and company pensions have dried up and are gone.
I’m a retired senior citizen, and I believe that we have PAID OUR DUES. We have worked 40 to 50 years, raising families and paying taxes all these years. Our national, state, county and city governments have squandered our tax dollars for years and years, and we still sit here and let them continue their waste. Our BOE is no different, the more money they get, the more they spend.
If I had my way, give ALL RETIRED SENIORS a TAX FREE environment, our government does not need the money. Give our seniors their GOLDEN YEARS.
There are counties in Georgia that do not have school tax for their seniors, and they should all be that way. I don’t care if you are wealthy or not, YOU’VE PAID YOUR DUES.
Printed in the July 12, 2012 edition