The tax cutters!
“Seniors are our first line of defense against overrides,” said Barbara Anderson of Citizens for Limited Taxation. “Senior citizens are defeating these overrides, and they are trying to give them a reason not to vote.”
I’ve worked on three property-tax overrides in my town. It’s not that I like paying taxes, rather because the services the taxes pay for are important. There is not an override proponent who, if handed a windfall or other solution that would fund these services, would say, Oh no! Now we’ll never get to raise taxes!
Am I surprised that Barbara Anderson is against these tax cuts? No, but her honesty–usually concern for the poor seniors is the first crocodile tear shed when schools need cash–is noteworthy.