Florida is for seniors. Well, maybe not every square foot of it, but enough of it that the population density of seniors is quite significant. It is interesting that Allegheny County in the state of Pennsylvania is second only to Dade County, Florida for the amount of senior citizens. The point of concern is the struggle Allegheny County is under to pay its bills. That county in Pennsylvania used to be a huge industrial region with active steel mills, coal mines and heavy industry. The workers establishing homes nearby to where they worked built up a solid tax base.
Now the steel mills are gone and many of the mines are closing. The suburbs are filled with retirees with one major metropolitan center being the city of Pittsburgh. Allegheny County still has the need to support the infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, emergency services and myriad other necessary agencies under the revenue of a shrinking tax base. The seniors who paid personal income tax to the county are now on fixed incomes. The major industries that paid taxes now sit idle literally with weeds growing up in cracks in the sidewalks and parking lots of closed mills and mining facilities.
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