Letter: Seniors pay for a big chunk of education costs

To the Editor:

This is in response to Mr. Rob Levin’s Letter to the Editor of Sept. 24, in which he says, “… it’s the young families that pay more taxes, which subsidize the amenities that seniors enjoy.”  Wow! Now that’s really a stunning statement!

Are you joking?

My wife and I have lived in this wonderful town for 38 years. We are seniors now and, like so many other seniors in town with no children at home, continue to pay a huge annual property tax bill.  Most of this goes to pay for education. And I’m just fine with that, until someone comes along and tells me that I’m being “subsidized” like some second-rate citizen.

And, by the way, what on earth are these “amenities” you’re talking about? The only thing I can possibly think of is that disingenuous and Dickensian “senior volunteer program” served up like a bowl of gruel by The Powers That Be.

Welcome to town, Mr. Levin, and I say that with all sincerity, but you really do need to get your facts straight.

Oh, and by the way, it wouldn’t hurt for you to apologize to the many seniors in town who pay a big chunk of the enormous cost of education.
Barry Donnells