Slots & property taxes
Regarding Richard Wukich’s letter “Good use of slots money” : Thank you, Eric Heyl, for pointing out yet another fleecing of the taxpayers in your column “Heyl: Casino cash lines wrong pockets” . And as to Mr. Wukich’s claim that “(m)ost of the state’s cut of the revenue was for property tax relief,” I would just like to say I am still waiting for my cut.
I remember Gov. Rendell and company promising as much as a 30-percent reduction in our real estate taxes. Well, where is it? If most of the state’s cut is resulting in that measly, insignificant “homestead exemption,” then gambling is obviously not as lucrative as we have been told.
It is time that our state legislators live up to their sales pitch and start using all gambling proceeds to reduce real estate taxes for homeowners. At least until we get to the 30 percent or so that was touted. Are there any honest legislators left in Harrisburg? How do they all sleep at night?
P.S.: Mr. Wukich, none of us serfs have time to think about the sheik of Dubai or the queen of England and their horses! We are too busy slaving away so that people like you can be subsidized!
Michael J. Kardell