Seniors Work To Pay Property Taxes

Soon, this will be all of us

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Audrey Davison lives alone, gets a $620 Social Security check each month and worries about the sharply rising taxes on her four-bedroom house. Davison, 76, raised her family there and after 43 years, she really doesn’t want to leave Greenburgh.

Greenburgh doesn’t want her to leave, either.

The town is pushing a program that would let seniors work part-time, for $7 an hour, to help pay off some of their property taxes.

“People shouldn’t have to sell their house, move away to a place with less taxes, leave behind their family and friends,” said Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.

The proposal has caused a stir in Greenburgh, a town of 90,000 in Westchester County, which has the nation’s third-highest homeowner property taxes. The plan would be unusual if not unique in New York, but similar programs are considered successes in Colorado, Massachusetts, South Carolina and elsewhere.

This is the logical extension of Liberal tax and big daddy government policies. Instead of making property taxes realistic and affordable, the town will allow, in their generosity (sarcasm alert!), senior citizens to work off their point of a gun barrel debt to the collective by working for, you got it! the government.

And the rest of us are next.

Crossposted at Pirate’s Cove, where the taxes are low.

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