By: Rana Goodman
As I have written before, your reaction to our editorials on AB 201 was overwhelming with, to date, almost 2,500 petitions coming in and effectively killing the bill. However, a few moments ago Dan Roberts received a phone call from a reader that I really wish I had intercepted. This gentleman wanted to be removed from our mailing list because of the article about AB201. You see, he wants to see an increase in our taxes. Maybe he is unaware of the amount of people who are still not ale to find work, those who are hardly able to hold on to their homes and make their payments. I just will never understand some people who seem to lack the empathy for others.
I have been working with seniors long enough to know that many, many times the choice has to be made these days between medicine, food, or a mortgage payment so raising taxes at a time like this for some of the elderly would be devastating. Have an opinion by all means, voice your opinion, absolutely, but why would anyone believe that their way is the only avenue to take? I know, I'm far too logical.