Harrisburg Happening

Monday, April 17, 2006

Property Tax relief

Looks like the legislature may be close to an agreement on property tax relief in Pennsylvania. And as usual, it won't be going to poor or middle class families who struggle to purchase homes and raise kids. No - it is going to go to retired citizens instead. Gee, thanks a lot. That really helps. Apparently the rest of us will have to vote next year on whether we too get tax relief. But here's the catch - if we want it, we have to vote ourselves an income tax increase. And since seniors don't have earned income, they won't be affected since this great state sees fit not to tax retirement income.

"Lawmakers outline tax-relief dealA new plan for school property tax relief, with benefits heavily skewed toward senior citizens, could be approved in a House-Senate conference committee by Wednesday. Conferees briefed reporters today on an emerging compromise that will put low and moderate-income seniors who pay the highest shares of their incomes for school taxes in line for breaks later this year that could exceed $1,000. "

The rest of the story is on PennLive


Blogger Jones1234 said...


This makes me nuts. Who's going to get screwed? Those of us who make $45,000 or more, because we'll actually be taxed MORE in income taxes than were paid in property taxes.

They don't do this shyte to be kind to seniors, either. They do it to stay in office b/c seniors are the ones who VOTE.

April 18, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

I vote, too - but I'm ignored along with all the rest of us who actually pay income taxes. No wonder there is a brain drain.

April 18, 2006  

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