Re: unfair taxes

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Referring to George Wolukis' letter about unfair school taxes for seniors ("Fairer Taxation," Nov. 2), I too feel that certain taxes are unfair.

Taking a quick glance at my pay stubs, I notice that a large portion of my earnings goes toward Social Security taxes. Even the most conservative projections show that within the next 25 years, barring reform, Social Security benefits will pay out much less than what is paid into the system. Considering that I will not reach the current retirement age until the 2040s, I feel that this system of taxation is unfair since I'm also paying for benefits that I will not receive.

I would gladly accept the elimination of school taxes for seniors as long as I don't have to pay into Social Security. I would then have more money to invest in a retirement plan of my choosing. I agree that the taxation system needs to be reformed, but choosing which taxes we should pay based on whether we benefit from them is irresponsible.

DARREN VTIPIL
Cranberry


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