Opinion

Opinion

Letter to the editor: Seniors, vote no

August 11, 2017

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To the editor:

Recently Lawrence officials stated that the city and county should become a haven for retirees. But now the city and county officials want to raise taxes again, which will hurt these same seniors they want to attract and especially those on fixed incomes and Social Security.

I would suggest that all seniors vote no on any tax increases, until such time as the officials remove the excessive taxes on food. That would show that officials want seniors here and are concerned about their well-being.

Comments

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 5 days, 13 hours ago

I vote no to any tax increases, when given a chance. The problem is the tax increases are done by the legislature and city and county commissioners. The only votes we have are to retain them in office or not. Occasionally a tax increase is put to a public vote, and I always vote no on those. I agree that seniors are being taxed off of their property, and Lawrence is the last place I would move to, due to the high taxes.

RJ Johnson 5 days, 12 hours ago

You also forgot the water/sewer (water run off fees) increase the city wants to Levey on everyone. So much for affordable housing and attracting retirees to Lawrence!!

Time to vote these yahoos out!!

John Middleton 5 days, 11 hours ago

Maybe it is time for a Proposition 13 proposal in Lawrence...

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