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Most individuals living on Social Security also pay a Plan B Medicare premium. In 2014, Medicare Part B premiums are scheduled to increase from $104.90 to $123.10 for individuals earning less than $85,000 or couples earning less than $170,000 annually. If a person has a higher annual income, they will also pay a proportionate higher Plan B Medicare premium commensurate with their income level. If Social Security increases by 1.5%, the increase will not cover the added cost for Part B Medicare for most low income seniors. I am not trying to insinuate the increase in Social Security is not enough. I am trying to point out lower income citizens living on Social Security will not have any increase in discretionary income because they will not see any increase in their monthly Social Security check.
My sincere sympathy goes to Dr. Perry's family. Lou was a very gracious person who was a gentlemen in every way. I have always looked at Lou as a person I wanted to emulate. He certainly gave of himself to his family and unselfishly reached out to his community and Country. Rest in peace Lou, and my condolences to your family.
I knew Dr. Knopf a little different than probably others. He was chair of the Civil Service Commission for the City of Walla Walla in the 1980's. I was a teacher at Wa-Hi and was serving my first term on the Commission. I was struck by his leadership style--which was leadership by knowledge, understanding, perseverance, and kindness. Ken was prepared for each meeting, and he provided common sense and leadership for several years. I will always remember what I learned from Ken--it was he who inspired me to begin my service on the city council of Walla Walla.
I also heard the military aircraft flying over Walla Walla. It certainly sounded to me like the cost of freedom. Go Navy!
I heard the aircraft last night also. It sure sounded like the price of freedom to me. Go Navy!
I also heard the military aircraft flying over Walla Walla last night. It sounded like the price of freedom to me.
I also heard the aircraft overhead last night. It sounded like the price of freedom to me.
I also heard the aircraft. To me, it sounded like the cost of freedom.
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