So, a property tax cut for seniors means everyone else will pay more. A property tax cut for seniors means that the school districts will have less income and the future generation gets the shaft again.
I need your help right now! This is what we’ve been waiting for! Here's our opportunity to create change in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
In what’s being called a “dramatic turn,” the state House just last night voted 159-36 to eliminate school property taxes for low income seniors.
Remember, the House was supposed to discuss raising sales and income tax. House members dropped that idea and finally followed the will of the people!
Folks -- this is a big deal! But here’s the catch: It needs another favorable vote before it moves to the Senate.
This is what we want: TAX CUTS, not TAX INCREASES!
We all need to call our state representatives TODAY! Call ten times if necessary! Tell them you support the tax cut plan.
If you don’t know who your state rep is, ask someone! Look in the phone book! But do it.
Folks, you know our elected leaders respond to phone calls. They respond to pressure. Please take five minutes out of your day and call or e-mail them. Beg them to follow through!
Please do me a favor and forward this e-mail to ten of your friends. Then listen to The Inside Story with Marty Griffin 9 am-noon on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA. Let's make out leaders listen!
We can make a difference and we can create change. We MUST do it together.
Remember one voice a whisper, but our voice a roar!
Kids do not vote. Kids don't listen to Marty's Army either.
I would make a better deal, a different offer. I too like low taxes.
The state should eliminate the deed transfer tax. That way Seniors can easily sell their homes and reclaim its value and downsize without a huge sums of money going out of the transaction to the state for taxes. Penalties associated with the deed transfer tax keep seniors in their homes way too long. We should be able to have a more fluid market so that the value of the people's possessions are not diminished so.
The policy we have now results in the need to bulldoze 60 houses in an older community such as Hazelwood. That is a loss of lots of value. The houses were worn down. The people lost value. The community suffers. The taxpayers pay on multiple instances in the deals now -- by design -- because of bad public policy.
NUKE the deed transfer tax for everyone over the age of 50 who is a part of the sales transaction. I'd want to nuke the sales tax on property for all people, but this gets to the heart of the matter of trying to do something good for the seniors.