Letters to the Editor

Young pay for retirees

Oh, the irony indeed! I saw the Nov. 7 letter, Less tax for the elderly, where Fidel Ros complains of having to pay school tax for children of school age.

The writer’s point is that since his children are of non-school age, combined with the fact that his children went to private schools, and that he has limited Social Security income, he ought to be excused from funding public education.

The irony is that his Social Security income is coming from the taxes currently being paid by the young, working families, the same ones whose public education he prefers not to support. Perhaps a young, working family will also write a letter complaining that their Social Security taxes are funding benefits for older retirees. Might that letter also be titled, Less tax for the elderly?

Miles Woolley, Hialeah