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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Kudos to Pat Condelli for her May 22 letter, “What am I paying for?,” about the proposed tax increase for the New Kensington-Arnold School District.

Has the school board lost its mind? We're already being taxed to death.

We senior citizens are barely making it now. A lot of us never had children in the district.

Seniors' school taxes should be eliminated. We already paid our dues.

The board doesn't seem to understand that someone on a fixed income can stretch a dollar only so far.

My pension check doesn't go as far because of rising medical and prescription costs. No one is helping us; it's only getting harder.

What happens when the older citizens pass away? Maybe that's why the board is getting our money now.

Let the teachers and other employees pay for their own benefits, like most of us had to do.

We worked a full year just to make ends meet. We didn't get almost three months' summer vacation every year.

Any board members who votes for a tax increase should be ashamed.

Charles Demme

New Kensington

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