Thursday, November 16, 2006

Elections - Seniors

I have a few things to say about the elections. I am going to focus on one that that really bothered me. THE ELDERLY

According to the voters of GA, the order of support for ad valorem taxes goes something like this:

88.7% Seniors
85.2% Widow of Firefighter or Police Officer *1
71.3% Veteran Orgs *2
68.5% Property of charitable institutions
60.7% Farm equipment

*1 killed in the line of duty
*2 which refurbish historic aircraft for educational purposes

89.9% Surviving Spouse w/continuations of base-year value homestead exemption. This one is different because it is the passing of a base year assessed value homestead exemption to the surviving spouse who otherwise meets the exemption requirements. The spouse gets to get the exemption transfered with the same base amount.

what was voted on

How did seniors beat the widow of a fireman or police officer? I am wondering what sort of person wants senior citizens to have the ad valorem exemption, but not widows. I am assuming that if you voted for widows you probably voted for seniors, but this might not be the case.

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