Seniors groups split on Measure H: Le...

Seniors groups split on Measure H: Legal services agency says 'yes'...

There are 7 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Oct 10, 2010, titled Seniors groups split on Measure H: Legal services agency says 'yes'.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Senior Citizens Legal Services has endorsed Measure H, the proposed utility tax increase on the Nov.

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Aldo Giacchino

Lafayette, CA

#1 Oct 10, 2010
Supporters of Measure H are flat out lying regarding the seniors exemption. The City Resolution dealing with the exemption allows the Council to establish an exemption for seniors of $50 on PGE gas and $50 on electric bills. Specifically, it says that the exemption would apply ONLY to gas and electric, and NOT to all other utilities, like water, garbage, sewer, TV, telephone, cell phone, pagers, and other electronic communications devices. Any Council, present or future, can wipe out the exemption at any time.
Howard Roark

Berkeley, CA

#2 Oct 10, 2010
The "Senior Coalition" is just a wing of the Republican Central Committee. All the lines, dotted and straight lead to Vic Marani, now working for Sam Blakeslee.

You have to wonder about an elected school board trustee who avidly works against finding for our schools (parcel taxes) and the sevices that would be supported through Measure H.

Glad to see the real seniors group ( of and for seniors) came forward with their support.
Really Cynthia

Alamo, CA

#3 Oct 10, 2010
Cynthia Matthews says, ""This is fundamentally an anti-tax group, not a seniors' advocacy group," and then backhands these senior by insinuating they are not "legitimate".

Matthews is an embarrassment to all decent people.

Matthews low-blow to seniors who have a different opinion than hers now gives us permission to describe her as follows ...

"Cynthia Matthews is a fundamentally pro-tax liberal, not a real representative of the people. She is an obvious hack who represents the local ruling class, and is not a legitimate representative of all the citizens."
The Truth

Los Gatos, CA

#4 Oct 10, 2010
You're wrong, Cynthia Mathews is right. The Senior Coalition is an anti-tax right wing group. Their agenda has nothing to do with seniors.
Really Cynthia wrote:
Cynthia Matthews says, ""This is fundamentally an anti-tax group, not a seniors' advocacy group," and then backhands these senior by insinuating they are not "legitimate".
Matthews is an embarrassment to all decent people.
Matthews low-blow to seniors who have a different opinion than hers now gives us permission to describe her as follows ...
"Cynthia Matthews is a fundamentally pro-tax liberal, not a real representative of the people. She is an obvious hack who represents the local ruling class, and is not a legitimate representative of all the citizens."
Really Cynthia

United States

#5 Oct 10, 2010
The Truth wrote:
You're wrong, Cynthia Mathews is right. The Senior Coalition is an anti-tax right wing group. Their agenda has nothing to do with seniors.
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So you are saying that it's not normal or possible for seniors to have opinions about taxes that differs from Cynthia Matthews? Is that it?

Is the Senior Coalition made up of young whippersnappers or seniors? If it is made up of seniors, and they have anti-tax and right wing views, who are you to disqualify their opinions.

I am not a member of that group, but I am a senior and I am also opinionated about the way Americans are being over-taxed.

Who are you to say I'm not a legitimate senior citizen? Who are you to denigrate my right to an opinion you don't share? Who are you to decide what is legitimate?

Please explain your anti-senior bigotry for all to see.
the original curious cat

Watsonville, CA

#6 Oct 10, 2010
the facts are that the City must raise revenues too while also making cuts. that is a balanced approach. people want the services to be there for them, but don't want to pay for them. conversely, they don't care if services are cut for the most needy.

Europeans don't think this way. Americans are totally individualistic with no concern for the community. Europeans are community minded, as their lives don't revolve around cars: they walk more and interact with other people more.

if Americans don't change their attitudes soon, we are all doomed.
LeiLOONY ColbyLOSER

San Jose, CA

#7 Feb 10, 2013
the original curious cat wrote:
the facts are that the City must raise revenues too while also making cuts. that is a balanced approach. people want the services to be there for them, but don't want to pay for them. conversely, they don't care if services are cut for the most needy.
Europeans don't think this way. Americans are totally individualistic with no concern for the community. Europeans are community minded, as their lives don't revolve around cars: they walk more and interact with other people more.
if Americans don't change their attitudes soon, we are all doomed.
Says the TWENTY YEAR (20) Welfare-leeching tax burden!!!

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