Tax hike would hurt seniors I am a strong supporters of teachers and I don’t believe they are paid enough. I read several of the articles that appeared in the Oct. 11 issue and I noticed that the …
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Tax hike would hurt seniors
I am a strong supporters of teachers and I don’t believe they are paid enough. I read several of the articles that appeared in the Oct. 11 issue and I noticed that the amount that would raise my property taxes was adjusted down to a monthly amount. Very smart, but let me address a very real issue. It is my understanding that seniors are now the majority of homeowners in Douglas County. And it is true that the value of our homes have increased. However, unless we sell our homes, we do not benefit from that increase in value and in fact, we are taxed on it!
As seniors, we have not had a raise in three years. While we might get one in 2019, I can almost guarantee that it will go to Medicare! The yearly amount of the average tax that a person would pay could be beyond some seniors’ budgets. Perhaps it is time to work with the state in changing how schools are funded. It seems to me a sales tax increase would be better in the long run. This is not my area of expertise, but it is a thought that should be explored.
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