Tuesday, October 31, 2006

So, the senior tax cut...

Between Bill Santos's post from last month and the comments in today's post on David Keelan's blog, pretty much all that needs to be said about this bill has been said.

Just to reiterate: The tax cut itself doesn't bother me as much as the justification -- specifically, the one claiming that young families cost the county too much and are therefore less desirable as residents, something I read in this article and heard from Chris Merdon at a candidates forum on Sunday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stating young families are less desirable residents doesn't sound like much of a "slow growth" opinion and sounds rather "age-ist".

Any new housing should fall under APFO since adding 55+ housing promotes shifts of 55+ populations out of housing that then is often occupied by young families. Otherwise, it's just a loophole that allows development to zip right along in a manner that continues to overcrowd schools.