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?”
* 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?