In response

Mr Thorick requested a tax break because he is a senior. I am a pensioner too, but every time these comments come up I get annoyed.

In the Dec. 2 issue of The Morning Star, Mr Thorick requested a tax break because he is a senior.  I am a pensioner too, but every time these comments come up I get annoyed.

There are many people who need assistance, but it should not be based on age.

The fact that we are pensioners should not automatically give us discounts for ferries, meals, movies, taxes, medical, etc.

Now you want out of general taxes.

Many seniors are far better off than many of the working poor.  If discounts were based on income instead of age, perhaps a few of the single mothers working two jobs at minimum wage could get a break.

As for us “workers who made Canada,” we all pay our dues. The young people are now paying theirs’.

Dave Tompson



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