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What You Could Buy with the Average Tax Increase

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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.

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» 15 Comments

  1. Left Coast Dan

    January 6th, 2013

    I think it’s important to recognize that the 2% FICA increase is simply removing an Obama decrease. I don’t think we ever should have implemented a decrease in FICA withholding, although I’m not complaining about the extra money in my pocket.

    That leaves plenty to complain about, with the various Obamacare tax hits, and more importantly the lack of jobs, salary decrease and increased cost of healthcare, energy and everything else due to lib & Obama policies.

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  2. Nutjob

    January 6th, 2013

    I was thinking with the extra $1635 the average family could’ve bought a nice tricked out AR and another glock.

    Surprised that isn’t next on his agenda, ways to take more of your money so you can’t buy any more guns.

    Watch and see, he’ll enact a huge excise tax on guns, the progss only want you to stimulate the economy with things THEY think you should be buying, like green cars, and solar panels.
    Like when our dumbshit POTUS, told people to start spending money and buy a new car…what a dolt.

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  3. Other Mike in Brazil

    January 6th, 2013

    S&W 500 Magnum $1,035. You would even have the change to buy some ammo and a cleaning kit.

    http://tinyurl.com/aqkpn29

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  4. Jerry Manderin

    January 6th, 2013

    It’s gonna take more than voting at the ballot box to enact real change in this country. This parfait approach to politics ain’t working.

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  5. Menderman

    January 6th, 2013

    That’s about 16.35 weeks of fuel for me and Menderwoman.

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  6. Menderman

    January 6th, 2013

    @Left Coast Dan,

    Don’t forget the hidden side of that…the part the ‘employer’ pays on your behalf…or for me, being self employed, I pay it directly. I think that one has gone up an additional 4% with the obummercare fees. I can’t find what the new combined rate is yet…

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  7. hanoverfist

    January 6th, 2013

    A Bushmaster XM15E2S $1150.00(pre Newtown)

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  8. Reg

    January 6th, 2013

    $136.25 That’s food for my family for a week. My parent left Russia to get away from crap like this. With the 13% flat tax in Russia these days, I am beginning to wonder if I wouldn’t be better going back!

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  9. conservative cowgirl

    January 6th, 2013

    That’s about 90 bales of alfalfa at current local prices. Or our house payment. I hope I don’t have to choose one over the other… :(

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 6th, 2013

    Sig Sauer P220 — .45 ACP — Under $1000

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  11. Mr. Pinko

    January 6th, 2013

    Obama is an economic dolt

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  12. shakazulu

    January 6th, 2013

    Did I mention that my personal contribution to my future social security retirement fund was an ADDITIONAL $826 dollars a year?

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  13. Goldenfoxx

    January 6th, 2013

    Well, looks like no Disneyland for my niece and her twin girls. LMAO cuz she voted for Obummer! I’ll have to send her a postcard from Disneyland or from a cruise ship rubbing it in. :)

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  14. Unruly Refugee

    January 6th, 2013

    What if we all took that money, pooled it all together and hired a hitman, the best one in the phone book. Gee, I wonder who we could sic him on …

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    January 19th, 2013

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