Letters to the Editor

State should give break to senior citizens

Note: the following addresses exemptions for Washington’s senior citizens.

A couple is allowed up to $35,000 income. The only deductions are Medicare insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs and prescription drugs.

If you have supplemental medical insurance, it is not deductible. The rate has not changed since the year 2005.

The Legislature’s pay:

• 2005, $35,254; 2012, $42,106; increase of $6,852, 19.4 percent.

• 1987, $15,500; 2012, $42,106; increase of $26,606, 171 percent.

Not bad pay for part-time job.

Low-income seniors must be exempt from inflation.

John A. Pfahl

Buckley

 

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