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Their Filthy Claws in Our Backsides

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About that money that was just subtracted from your take-home paychecks starting last week...

You will hear the liberal/left MSM and their go-to jaw-flappers saying, "It's not that much money, really. People won't notice any changes in their budgets..." Oh, really??


But here's the reality (in addition to it being YOUR money to spend, not theirs or the MSM's):

What's $1,635 per year more in taxes for tens of millions of households? That's just $136.25 taken from a family budget per month. Like prudent mobsters, President Obama and Speaker Boehner are just skimming a little from your earnings to keep the nation from falling off that awful fiscal cliff. As patriots, on the order of 1984, we should all rejoice that Big Brother knows best.

Let's see what a paltry $1,635 buys annually, shall we? And, dear reader, feel free to add to the list. How about a...

  • 1. Whirlpool 26.4 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator Stainless Steel. On sale at Sears for $1,348.99;
  • 2. Sony - 46" Class (46" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - 240 Hz - Smart - 3D - HDTV. At Best Buy: $1,599.98;
  • 3. GE Profile Harmony 4.5 cu. ft. Top Load Washer in White. At Home Depot: $1,079.10. Add a GE 6.8 cu. ft. Electric Dryer in White. Home Depot priced: $430.20. Grand total: $1,509.30;
  • 4. Samsung 24" Dishwasher (Energy Star® compliant). Samsung's price: $949.00;
  • 5. Dell Ships Fast Latitude E6430 laptop computer. Dell's price: $1,399.00

And $136.25 monthly? What does that buy or help offset?

How about groceries? Read this from Daily Finance (and weep):

The Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion estimates a moderate weekly grocery bill for a family of four with school-age children at roughly $236.60, which translates into an annual family budget of approximately $12,300 for food consumed at home.

Assuming the anticipated 5% increase in food prices next year, a family of four is looking at an additional $615 on their annual grocery bill in 2013.

How about basic household gas and electric costs?

The average varies by state. [...]

How about gas pump costs? As USA Today reported last November [...]

* You say: "Well, comrade, we must all sacrifice a little for the benefit of the great American collective. So you buy a cheaper frig or fix the one you've got. You take the bus and leave that gas-guzzling car in the garage. You eat a little less, just like they did in the Ukraine back in the 30s. Comrade Stalin, far-sighted as always, knew something about weight-loss programs, eh? You wear a couple of sweaters more around the house in the winters. Cozy - no?"

Read in full...

* And that is exactly what I am seeing being sniped at paycheck-shocked Obama voting liberals by their fellow Obamabots with their collective heads up their capitalist protected neo-socialist asses. But will these newly squeezed tax-weary pawns wake up and smell the swamp water?

I know for us that's 2-3 house payments, money we could send our medical school daughter so she doesn't have to take out that much in student loans, payments on some of our bills, new living room carpet to replace the 25 year old carpet. For my daughter and her husband it's car payments, house payment, student loan(s) payments, groceries and clothing/shoes for their growing children. Either way it was OUR money, not theirs. And they are not anywhere near through with us.

Pelosi said the tax hikes in the recent “fiscal-cliff” deal are a start, but don’t go far enough to generate the revenues the government needs to run the country effectively.

“In this legislation we had $620 billion, very significant … changing the high-end tax rate to 39.6 percent. But that is not enough on the revenue side,” Pelosi told CBS’s Bob Schieffer in an interview taped Friday.

Without offering many specifics, the California Democrat said she wants to scour the tax code for unnecessary loopholes and “unfair” benefits that help those – either companies or individuals – who don’t need it.

Where the hell does she or anyone else down there in the rancid swamp get off deciding what we earners don't need?

4 comments to Their Filthy Claws in Our Backsides

  • marc in calgary

    re: Pelosi and her "are a start, but don't go far enough..."

    How much is enough Nancy? At what point in the sliding scale of confiscatory tax rates will it be declared that, "this is as high as we can, *ever* tax the people of this nation?" ... that if this point of confiscatory tax rate is ever surpassed... well, I don't need to speak of that point just yet, it'll wait for another year I'm sure.

    Probably shortly after the gun registry is started.

    *Just as a matter of passing on some info regarding what happened in Canada, the Liberals here promised that it would cost about 2 million to register all guns (all types!) and it would lower the rate at which crimes were being committed by lawless armed people. It cost us +2 billion, and didn't change the guns related crime rate. The lawless armed people didn't get the memo.

    So adjusting 10x for the population of the USA, and doubling for inflation, lets put that at about (2 x 10) x 2 = 40 billion. To register all law abiding gun owners. All non law abiding gun owners? well that's another story isn't it..

    I know you've seen Britain and Australia's crime rates since they confiscated defensive guns. So I won't go there either.

    I'd be more inclined to purchase a new Troybilt rototiller for that $1600. And some seeds / trellis. The garden's going to need it.
    I'm assuming that B. Hussien isn't going to require registering home gardens, and taxing folks on the *lost* revenue based on food you don't need to buy anymore, well, if you're not in an urban food desert.

    Don't think that'll happen? when was the last time someone was taxed for not buying something? Ok, how about since Obamacare? see? hardly ever, since then.

    total \ sarc off now.

  • asombra

    There’s not much we can do as long as there are enough voters who are too stupid, too ignorant, too indifferent, too opportunistic and/or too perverse to do what’s best for the country, and obviously that’s the case as proven by the recent presidential election. People like Pelosi will ALWAYS be in office given such voters. Democracy, unfortunately, cannot give satisfactory results with lousy voters.

  • asombra

    I really have no more problem with Pelosi than I have with a cockroach. She is what she is, and such people have always existed and always will. The real problem is those who enable somebody like her to the point that she can do serious harm. Those who put and have kept her in office are far more objectionable, and obviously she's only one example out of a great many comparable ones. WTF is wrong with voters in this country?

  • drillanwr

    @marc in calgary: "I'm assuming that B. Hussien isn't going to require registering home gardens, and taxing folks on the *lost* revenue based on food you don't need to buy anymore, well, if you're not in an urban food desert."

    Welllll.....

    1.) Obama seizes control over all food, farms, livestock, farm equipment, fertilizer and food production across America

    2.) Does The New ‘White House Rural Council’ = UN’s Agenda 21?

    3.) The truth about Executive Order #13603 (be sure to scroll comments)