Tax rebate is unfair to those without kids

Wow, the calendar says March 2013, but New York State legislators want us to believe it is November 2014. Their vote-for-me gimmick – a $350 tax rebate for certain families with children – really has me steamed. I am a New York State resident, taxpayer and property owner, making less than $60,000 a year. However, because I am single with no children, I do not qualify for the new rebate. I feel this is a form of discrimination. Is this even legal? A tax rebate should be for all taxpayers or none.

State legislators, please take notice. While receiving a check would not have influenced me one way or the other, not receiving a check has negatively influenced me. Even with the elections at least 17 months away, I have already decided to vote against all incumbents in the 2014 primary and general elections. I encourage all single residents to do the same.

Rich Meinke Jr.