(Closed) How Afraid Are You of the Fiscal Cliff ??

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunfire:  

I figure that things always tend to work out in the end, so I try not to worry about it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I didn’t think the tax hits would be this bad on the lowest income groups. The $14,000 is the average for 108,000-506,000 (roughly), so those closer to 108,000 would probably be paying closer to 5,000 or something based on the lower ranges, no?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It sounds like the people in Washington are actually trying to work together now (as opposed to pre-election), so I’m not too concerned.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Cady:  Me, too.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I try not to think about it and wait to see what actually happens.  Whether you worry or not, whatever happens is going to happen.  There’s nothing more I can do to prepare for it, so I feel it’s beyond my control. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sunfire:  I am kinda terrified of what can happen with this. I don’t want to start a weddingbee war or anything but we all saw this coming with the election. The only thing that’s going to happen is they tax more and don’t make any cuts because that clearly solves the problem… I honestly and truly hope we have some sort of real revolution in this country. Voting for the same assholes on the ballot won’t fix a thing. Our representatives need to have the same benefits the American people have and the same average pay. Problem solved. They don’t live like us so they don’t think like us. Who can honestly say that in the state of our country we should be sending millions upon millions of dollars to countries which hate us? Has that been mentioned as a budget cut? (wait there is no budget but we’ll ignore that) No it hasn’t and that’s just wrong in so many ways.

For me married, Fiance and I will be considered highest. We make 108+ pretax exactly with raise at the end of the year. There are two of us. That’s $50ish each. We’ll be ruined and lets not forget about Obamacaretax.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Eh, just not going to worry about it!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@housebee:  

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

–Abraham Lincoln

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not worried either. There has been a budget scare what seems like every quarter for the last few years because politicians can’t get their heads out of their arses, only before it was fears of the government shutting down because there wouldn’t be enough to pay people. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@jpalm13:  the difference in caliber of politicians is amazing isn’t it?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@housebee:  Tell me about it. And lets not forget he freed the slaves. I actually have the quote I posted framed. Bought it at a flea market. The guy selling laughed and said something about it being true and what a shame our country has become.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There really isn’t much to worry about. The change for the majority of tax brackets will be barely noticable. 

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