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Higher Payroll Tax Pinches Those With Least to Spare
NY Times ^ | 2/7/13 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ

Posted on 02/07/2013 12:38:14 PM PST by jimbo123

Jack Andrews and his wife no longer enjoy what they call date night, their once-a-month outing to the movies and a steak dinner at Logan’s Roadhouse in Augusta, Ga. In Harlem, Eddie Phillips’s life insurance payment will have to wait a few more weeks. And Jessica Price is buying cheaper food near her home in Orlando, Fla., even though she worries it may not be as healthy.

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“You got to stretch what you got,” said Mr. Phillips, 51, a front-desk clerk and maintenance man for a nonprofit housing group who earned $22,000 last year. “That little $20 or $30 affects you, especially if you’re just making enough money to stay above water.”

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“I don’t see any reason to consider supporting its extension,” said Timothy F. Geithner, the Treasury secretary, in testimony last year. Even Nancy Pelosi, a reliable liberal who leads the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives, was for letting it expire.

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To: vpintheak

Or, in “libspeak”, that’s $1440 that the government doesn’t have to spend to give you a tax break.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 2:03:48 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: vpintheak

Sorry... posting that almost made ME vomit, it’s so hideous.


22 posted on 02/07/2013 2:04:23 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Makes me almost vomit thinking of it!


23 posted on 02/07/2013 6:26:41 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s a great video clip, which I saved quite some time ago. But I was wondering who created it or where it might be from?


24 posted on 02/07/2013 7:59:46 PM PST by Road Glide
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