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Love higher taxes? SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Nov '12

Because if Congress doesn't do anything about the fiscal cliff we're heading for, everyone's taxes are going up at the end of this year.



The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center says that if all the scheduled tax increases occur, the average household would have to fork over an extra $3,400 to Uncle Sam next year. Here's the average hike taxpayers would face, broken down by income group:

--Lowest fifth of households (average income: $11,239): $412

--Second-lowest fifth (average income: $29,204): $1,231

--Middle fifth (average income: $49,842): $1,984

--Second-highest fifth (average income: $80,080): $3,540

--Highest fifth (average income: $178,020): $14,173

--Top 1 percent (average income: about $1.3 million): $120,537



So, are you ladies so excited about your taxes going up? I know I am. The government knows how to spend my money much better than I do.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18092 posts
12th Nov '12

Oh yes!



Just look at the post office. Gotta love how efficient they are! :roll:




Oh, but we're greedy for not wanting to pay more.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60900 posts
12th Nov '12

The government is always right. Anyone who questions it isn't fit to be an American.




Or so I've been told.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting pilot Jess:" Oh yes! Just look at the post office. Gotta love how efficient they are! :roll: Oh, but we're greedy for not wanting to pay more."


I'm just so excited!



I hope my portion goes to some special interest group like Solyndra!

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
12th Nov '12

I can't wait to pay more! And, year after next, I will be making more than $250k. How much of that can I give to Obammy?

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18092 posts
12th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" I'm just so excited! I hope my portion goes to some special interest group like Solyndra!"</blockquote>




Me too!

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Nov '12

Where's all the girls who are always saying, "I wouldn't mind paying more"?



Surely they're excited about this...

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22820 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" Because if Congress doesn't do anything about the fiscal cliff we're heading for, everyone's taxes are ... [snip!] ... you ladies so excited about your taxes going up? I know I am. The government knows how to spend my money much better than I do."


Oh yes! It will be wonderful to watch us go into another recession!
I'm in the top 1% (not making $1.2M) and can look forward to carrying even more of the load.

On a serious and sad note, the ones that will feel this the most are NOT the 1%ers. It's all the people they support and employ - the middel class and the lower-income. We will stop living like rich people and mive like middle class people. The means our money will not be distributed throughout the economy like it is today.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting TheNuge:" Oh yes! It will be wonderful to watch us go into another recession! I'm in the top 1% (not making ... [snip!] ... people and mive like middle class people. The means our money will not be distributed throughout the economy like it is today."


I think congress will milk this situation til the last second and then they'll miraculously come to an agreement where they don't tax the 99%ers and the economy will be saved!



At least, that's how congress and the media will paint it, so the drooling masses will believe that congress cares about us and is saving us from financial disaster.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5487 posts
12th Nov '12

What ?! Higher taxes! Imagine that. :roll:

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22820 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" I think congress will milk this situation til the last second and then they'll miraculously come to ... [snip!] ... media will paint it, so the drooling masses will believe that congress cares about us and is saving us from financial disaster."


I agree. They will not increase taxes for those making $200k but they will probably increase taxes for those making $1M and more. The number of people in that group is very small and the taxe revenue is relatively small.
BUT, they will show that they "stuck it to the bad guys" and shhifted even more tax burden to those carrying the most today.
It makes no sense.
I just hope that the Rs are able to make more than a dent in spending. Cuts should be real cuts and not just reductions in increases.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
12th Nov '12

I am glad all of you are excited!! You OWE me!! ..I am poor and you should be penalized for working hard and saving your money. Now hand me your money ladies! NOW! ..I need my cell phone cause thats #1 priority!!

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" I am glad all of you are excited!! You OWE me!! ..I am poor and you should be penalized for working hard ... [snip!] ... for working hard and saving your money. Now hand me your money ladies! NOW! ..I need my cell phone cause thats #1 priority!!"


Sorry Charlie, even the poor are supposed to be paying more after this tax hike goes through.



But don't worry. I know you might have needed that extra money to pay for shoes for your child or a winter coat or food to feed them, but Obama will make sure it finds a nice home...with one of his Wall Street Lobbyist friends.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" Sorry Charlie, even the poor are supposed to be paying more after this tax hike goes through. But ... [snip!] ... winter coat or food to feed them, but Obama will make sure it finds a nice home...with one of his Wall Street Lobbyist friends."


well then I guess paying for my abortion is out of the question then.. ok Thanks

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
12th Nov '12

I pay 37c in the $1. I don't mind though because higher taxes means better programs/quality of care, which means more people working, which means better economy and therefore higher wages. It all evens out in the end