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Vanity: Reduce Personal Spending including Christmas items, Until Taxmaggedon is resolved
vanity | October 2, 2012 | Steelers6

Posted on 10/02/2012 9:44:21 PM PDT by Steelers6

I believe conservatives should be preparing for what is less than 3 months away. We need to be in the political fight with our resources, not wasting on entertainment, vacations to blue states and cities, consumer goods like IPhone. One, if Obama is reelected do you think any of those things are going to matter. Two, be preparing for the huge tax increase that is coming so why would you want to buying Christmas gifts with credit cards 20% interest rates especially in October. I'm talking about spending on needs not wants, if something breaks and you have to fix it then do so. I'm talking about wants spending like new cars when the one you have works fine, luxury items, etc.


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KEYWORDS: fiscalcliff; goinggalt; johngalt; necessities; personal; reductions; spending; taxmaggedon; vanity

1 posted on 10/02/2012 9:44:28 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

The poor kids have barely gone anywhere. hardly anything bought but essentials for them. my biggest splurge has been a shtf box of crayons puzzles art stuff and some matchbox cars. i am pissed. wasnt supposed to be this way. Grnd kids learning gardening canning packing food in mylar bags.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 9:51:27 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Steelers6

Who are you to tell me what I can do with my own money?


3 posted on 10/02/2012 9:57:57 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Steelers6

Glad to see this kind of post. Kudos!
DON’T support Hollywood crap. Rent old movies that teach morals and scruples.

Don’t visit (with your hard earned dollars) blue states that support abortion and gay marriage. Stay home and enjoy what the good LORD blessed you with in your own back yard.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 9:58:17 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Steelers6

I have no choice but to reduce spending. I cant print money........legally......


5 posted on 10/02/2012 9:59:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Donnafrflorida

How much are you spending on your Internet connection?


6 posted on 10/02/2012 10:00:02 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Donnafrflorida

Just when you think it cant get any worse, you find out you are mistaken......


7 posted on 10/02/2012 10:02:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Mortrey

Your welcome, spread the word on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, etc.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 10:03:24 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Red Badger

I guess you can’t Bernanke


9 posted on 10/02/2012 10:04:21 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Donnafrflorida
Don't worry about your grandkids too much. Wealth can be the biggest curse of all. Now they are learning the things that are truly important.

Almost 30 years ago, when I was in college, I remember reading that the highest incidence of diabetes was in Kuwait - which at the time has the highest per-capita income.

Watch an episode of "Call of the Wildman" on the Animal Channel, and you'll see what's really needed to be happy. :)

[DISCLAIMER: I'm Turtle Man's biggest fan!]

10 posted on 10/02/2012 10:05:43 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: doc1019

Who do you have, is it low price. I used to have dial up for like 10 to 12 a month, but the thing wouldn’t move.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 10:05:55 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: doc1019

Who do you have, is it low price. I used to have dial up for like 10 to 12 a month, but the thing wouldn’t move.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 10:06:03 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

I’m with ya...EXCEPT. I will go see the Hobbit in December and I’m getting a 32 oz drink and Large popcorn, no matter how expensive they are!


13 posted on 10/02/2012 10:10:07 PM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Donnafrflorida
i am pissed. wasnt supposed to be this way.

Ya it was. They just didn't tell you their real plans.

Thank government at all levels.

14 posted on 10/02/2012 10:31:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Cyclops08

We went to see 2016. Large popcorn was only $3.50, a bottle of water was $5.75 but a “bigger than you can buy in New York drink” was only $2.50. That particular Monday afternoon was super savers for seniors. Sometimes it’s nice to be old.


15 posted on 10/02/2012 10:51:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Steelers6

Oh, good. Put even more people out of work.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 10:54:04 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Steelers6

This will only hurt a lot of innocent people, probably even your own family members and friends if they own small businesses or work for one.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 11:05:17 PM PDT by dupree
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To: Steelers6

I’m an American and I’m doing whatever I damn well please with whatever little time I have left.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 11:30:31 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Steelers6

>> consumer goods like IPhone

iPhone?

That’s a productivity tool. How about turning off the TV?


19 posted on 10/02/2012 11:40:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Brother man, I am with you.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 12:25:41 AM PDT by onona (no tagline here sir)
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To: doc1019

“How much are you spending on your Internet connection?”

Too much! We keep thinking about canceling the internet connection, the cable TV and the cell phones. It all keeps going up, up, up, much more then my pay ever does. Whatever happened to free TV?


21 posted on 10/03/2012 4:41:11 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: SaxxonWoods

I sense I am not sure how much time I will have.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 5:04:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Gene Eric
iPhone? That’s a productivity tool

only if Freerepublic.com is blocked...

23 posted on 10/03/2012 5:06:36 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: SaxxonWoods; Kirkwood; Steelers6

Calm down.

Steelers6 is only making a common sense suggestion.

It’s not like it takes a ‘brain-sturgeon’ to figure out that rampant spending on un-needed items if foolish in this economy.

Jeeze.........


24 posted on 10/03/2012 5:59:03 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: Steelers6

Have already started...
after ‘08, we shut down most of our frivolous spending...
Now we need a new truck (live in the country) but will keep the old one going until we find out what the hell will be nailing us in the next few months.
If the taxman cometh, we don’t buyeth....


25 posted on 10/03/2012 6:18:44 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: dupree

Agree
This reminds me of Jimmy Carter’s response to the energy crisis (that he created): turn off the Christmas tree lights and lower your thermostat


26 posted on 10/03/2012 7:03:55 AM PDT by MyDogAteMyBallot
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To: Steelers6

That is how I always spend my money. very aware of what it will not only cost today, but what it will cost down the road if I am using credit.

My wife and I have a total of $1600.00 debt, and our home is paid for. The debt we owe is what remains from a box van I bought 4 years ago for my wife. It’s a Ford van with a lift gate for her, because she is in a wheel chair.

As for Christmas, it always consists of items we can pay cash for or we do not buy them.

One reason we are in the problem we are in, is because no one saves money, and when they buy things they buy on credit. If you cannot afford it today, why would you even think you can afford it tomorrow or next week or next year? No one saves for rainy days, it’s this buy now and pay later mentality that has most Americans in trouble.

My credit rating is in the top 15%, but just because the creditors know I am a good financial risk, does not mean I should take advantage of it and go in debt. ESPECIALLY FOR CHRISTMAS!

To be in debt is to be at the whim of the politicians who have the ability to increase the debt you already owe by a mere majority vote.

I know, here is an idea, try being different then the government. If we complain that the government is spending our children’s future, why would we add to the problem by doing the same?

Americans are at the mercy of the government and banks because like the government, Americans have spent their children’s future. Until Americans wake up and quit running out to buy the newest i-phone or video, Americans will forever be a nation in crisis.

Time to wake up by beginning at home with common sense financial planning. Oh by the way, I have never ever made more then $45,000.00 a year, yet I seem to have managed to pay for my home and stay out of debt. Plus I pay for my wife’s insurance via medicare, so she doesn’t get free health care and never has.


27 posted on 10/03/2012 8:54:02 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: doc1019

Fyi dont use or pay for internet per se. i use my cell phone to post. but thanks for your concern anyway.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 3:49:30 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Steelers6

A better alternative is to go partially underground. Buy slightly used, barter, go more cash-based and deny the feds tax money. There is no need for us and our families to suffer. Make them suffer.

I realize we can only do so much in this regard but partial galt might addd up if enogh did it. Yes some businesses would feel the effect. I am sorry for them but elections have consequences and we must find ways to starve the beast.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 7:15:15 AM PST by plain talk
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