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Nope. My job may go away by the end of the year.
1 posted on 11/09/2012 4:30:19 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

About the same...but then we’ve been preparing for this for decades.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 4:32:32 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: dynachrome

Annual raises of 1.5% or so.

Inflation running at 7-8%....

No.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 4:33:00 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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4 posted on 11/09/2012 4:33:32 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
Paltry raises...some decent bonuses. 401(k) has been mostly flat...balance increasing only because I'm a regular saver and get a good match. Overall buying power is definitely lower, given higher costs of healthcare, insurance, energy. Did manage to refi to a 15-year mortgage at 3.25%.

Fortunate, because I know many who are much worse off.

5 posted on 11/09/2012 4:37:28 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: dynachrome

Why is there never a “hell no” option on these polls? </sarc>


6 posted on 11/09/2012 4:40:00 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: dynachrome

Since Obama, my BC/BS premium has gone from $300/mo to $672. (Got that greeting Nov. 2.)

Next day, I get the news that the Minimum Allowable Deductible for my HSA has been raised by $50 friggin dollars, making future tax savings go out the window.

And then....there’s the new hike in Medical Deductions on your tax return. Goes from 7.5% og AGI to 10% IIRC.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 4:40:10 PM PST by digger48
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To: dynachrome

Depends....I am $15,000 in debt to start my business...

BUT my business is now up 64% over last year’s start-up...


8 posted on 11/09/2012 4:42:52 PM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: dynachrome

Nope. Retired without a pension, and getting very, very little income from the money I’d managed to save. Not quite dog food for dinner time, but let’s just say I haven’t eaten so much ramin since my college days.

On the bright side, I was way ahead of the current curve — necessarily went Galt a couple of years ago.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 4:46:23 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dynachrome

I am not better off. My job went away, so I had to move back home while throwing all my new found money into a savings account so I can buy a house next year.

Trouble is, with the tax cuts expiring, it’s going to slow my savings growth because all of my interest will be taxed at 35% or 43.8%!!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 4:56:20 PM PST by RevolutionaryTimes
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To: dynachrome

My business in Minnesota cratered when Zero took office when clients cancelled projects. I have been back in Texas for a little over a year, and have recovered some of the losses since King Zero the Malignant was crowned. I fear that the next four years do not bode well due to Zero the Malignant’s hostility toward the petrochem industry on the Houston Ship Channel.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:09:56 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: dynachrome

We’re slightly better off with money because the wife got a full time job when it became apparent we were slipping under with her working only part time. Now we’re bit ahead of the curve, but not really saving much. And with both of us working FT, the kids have to log more after-school babysitter time.

Drive two very used cars, but live in a good neighborhood.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:13:09 PM PST by Dagnabitt (If I had a failed President, he'd look like Obama.)
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To: dynachrome

Mine went away last year. Fortunately, my husband still has his. But I am NOT going back to work to pay for obamas screwups.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:16:11 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: dynachrome

Yes, because I have busted my butt to pay down my debt and have slowly increased my income by taking on side jobs.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:59:25 PM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President , another idiot......)
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To: dynachrome

Slightly better.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 7:21:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dynachrome

31% Yes
56.9 No
10.9 Same
1.1 Not sure

10:08 PM CST


20 posted on 11/09/2012 8:12:44 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED

Yes 31.0%

No 57.0%

About the same 10.9%

Not sure 1.1%

Total votes: 6875

Sheesh — are you kidding?? I’ve suffered through 4 years of pay cuts, a little more each year AND fewer working days too. Meanwhile prices everywhere are skyrocketing, especially gas!! 2 kids in college — we’re hurting here...


21 posted on 11/09/2012 8:24:03 PM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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