Senior Citizens of America are the targets of the tax and spend liberals in politics. One of the \"hidden\" taxes that most senior citizens pay that is not shared by millions of non seniors is school tax on property. If you own property, as most seniors do, you are paying property tax (unless you live in a state that does not have property tax). There are millions of people living in your state who do not own property and therefore do not have to pay the \"school tax\" that is a part of the property tax. In effect, you are supporting the education of other peoples children, even though you paid school and property taxes to support your own children. Since Senior Citizens are prone to be either too busy with retirement or not physically able, they take little part in the community elections for school board members, thus they are being taxed without REAL representation. The quality of education continues to decline while the cost continues to escalate. Teachers have \"tenure\" which means that they can\'t be fired like other employees. Teachers unions oppose teacher testing for competency. There are many teachers on the payroll throughout the nation who are not qualified to teach, having received their degrees through programs that are taught by incompetent teachers. Poor education propogates itself in this manner. Reducing taxes that Senior Citizens pay would not reduce the quality of education, getting rid of incompetent teachers and administrators WOULD increase the quality of education.