Support our Seniors
Senior Citizens need help.
Seniors rarely commit crimes, are not involved in illegal drug or gang
activity and use less alcohol than younger persons. They require fewer
social services, create jobs in the medical and other service industries and
volunteer for work in their communities. Seniors breath new life into
rural communities as young workers move to more metropolitan areas.
Many states are actively
recruiting seniors as they recognize the positive influence they have on their
communities. High state income, gas and property taxes along with
property tax on vehicles keep many seniors away from our state. North Carolina
is not even in the top ten retirement states while South Carolina, Georgia and
Florida enjoy top ten spots.
In summary seniors add value to
I would eliminate
the property tax for seniors 65 and older who own and occupy their own homes and
have an annual adjusted gross income of less than $40,000.