New DH calendar
Article posted: 1/24/2014 5:00 AM

School costs are taxing seniors out of homes

  • Article
text size: AAA

This letter is in response to Jason Daley (Your Views, Jan. 2). You seem to know about all the senior exemptions for seniors, but you are sadly mistaken. All the exemptions available add up to a pittance of a few hundred dollars, yet the tax bills go up by the thousands.

There are those of us who don't see any increases in pensions. My pension payment was set in stone the day I finally retired, with no cost-of-living adjustments. Sixty days after I retired, my health insurance ended because I no longer put in the hours to support it. My Social Security and pension together don't come to a third of what teachers and city and state employees receive.


You talk about less crime, fewer police, better health and a wealth of other things. Where? All I see is a tax system that supports a school system putting us out of our homes. I've paid penalties because the tax bill consumes nearly half of all the money I receive for the year, and at 70 years of age I can't go out and get another job. Seventy percent of my tax bill goes to the school districts.

I've lived in my home since 1971 and paid taxes to the school districts all those years and never complained. But it's getting to the point that it's impossible for me to continue paying for all the artificial turf and swimming pools any longer. I paid all the while my children went to these schools and now I think that seniors deserve the break. Someday soon, all those who feel as you do will get old. That is unless you retire as a teacher or get a pension that's as much as you were paid before you retired.

Kenneth Milowski


Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video


Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad



    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North



    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.