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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:15 AM

What Does $2000 Mean to You?

If Congress fails to act before the end of the year, every American family's taxes will automatically go up and people from all over America are writing in to say what $2000 means to middle class families.


A whole year's worth of diapers for my daughter and my gas to commute to work. That is what $2,000 means to me & my family.

#My2K would help me pay down college debt and support local businesses.


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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:57 AM

1. U mean, "What does taking $2K out of your SS retirement payments mean to you?", no?

I think it damages the long term solvency of Social Security and is a terrible idea.

We need to raise the cap and increase benefits and pay into our guaranteed retirement plan, IMHO.

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:02 AM

2. Well, it means a couple trillion more dollars to millionaires and billionaires. n/t

 

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:09 AM

3. 2K?

Maybe 2-3 extra opened accounts in a month?
Basically, all it means to me is, I'll deal with it.

I say, raise the tax rates on everybody and formulate and pass a tax cut on everyone but the top 2%.

Pelosi is floating that already.

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. You can thank the GOP for taking that from you on behalf of richie rich if it happens.

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:55 AM

5. The tax code is so intentionally unfair to same sex couples that I laugh when asked

with great mock concern what a couple of thousand would mean to us. As if they cared....

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:31 PM

6. A month or two of health insurance. nt

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:35 PM

7. 10 months...

... of gas to and from work... give or take a week or two.
As long as gas prices don't get any higher

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Response to Sunlei (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:06 PM

8. Found a calculator that shows you your taxes based off of 3 different outcomes

The 3 outcomes are:

A) Tax Cuts Expire

B) Republicans get their way

C) Obama's plan

http://interactive.taxfoundation.org/taxcalc/#calculator

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