A stock image of a pile of money.

A stock image of a pile of money. Credit: iStock

My children left the Herricks district schools more than 30 years ago, and my taxes have risen steadily since then ["Candidates face off on taxes, job creation," News, Oct. 30].

I, like many in my circumstance, feel the financial burden as I have been retired for 26 years and on the same income. How long should older folks have to be burdened with these increasing taxes after their children leave school?

Sure, we get a break through the STAR program, but our fair share should have either stopped or, at most, continued at the rate that prevailed when our children graduated.

Bill Hatem, Williston Park

For too long, school taxes have driven senior citizens out of their homes. We are on fixed incomes and cannot afford $9,000 a year. Some are paying even more. We no longer have children in the schools.

It's time for Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, to come together and force the government to limit school taxes for senior citizens to $3,000 a year.

Mike Neglia, North Massapequa

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