The author and chief champion of the regressive senior tax cut, Chris Merdon, opposed a proposal for a property tax break aimed at helping low income families to own their own homes. Why?
In Mr. Merdon's words:
"Property taxes are to pay for services," he said. "We have to pay for our services somehow."
Somehow, I find it hard to believe that Mr. Merdon's chief priority in making property tax policy was helping the poor.