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TAXES: Seniors could use Eyman’s help

Letter by Joyce Morones, Lakewood on Feb. 18, 2011 at 11:14 am | 12 Comments »
February 18, 2011 11:14 am

I totally agree with the letter submitted recently about a tax break for seniors. Fixed income is exactly that: fixed. So why can’t other things be “fixed”?

My husband and I have thought many times about ways seniors can be assisted. The big one is why can’t property taxes be reduced or frozen when seniors reach 62? Why should seniors worry about being able to stay in their homes because everything keeps going up except their income? That’s ridiculous.

I know the state has the exemption for low-income seniors, which is helpful but it’s not that easy to qualify.

I don’t have all the answers, but I bet someone out there can figure something out to help. Perhaps this is a crusade Tim Eyman can carry. With all the baby boomers retiring and about to have the same concerns, I would have to think there would be a ton of support.

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