Next week I turn 65, part of the baby boomers’ “silver tsunami.” Yes, it’s a little disconcerting, but one must look at the positive aspects of aging. Hey, I’ll qualify for the City & Borough of Juneau’s senior citizen sales tax exemption! I’ve been paying sales taxes in Juneau since the time I was able to earn my own money — for over 50 years.
But wouldn’t you know it? Now that I’m almost there the CBJ Assembly is considering doing away with the exemption because of a $7 million budget deficit. And the way I see it, the local senior tax exemption may be just the beginning.