Follow-up: since the 2013 payroll tax change went into effect, are you spending more or less?
Spending more buying less!
The caveat to that is I have less going into savings.
I'm spending less but it's mostly because I was laid off in January and have nothing to spend.
Yea...screw you Obama.
And screw you obama supporters too :)
Now that I'm bringing home less, I'm spending less. Unlike the federal government, my outgoing expenses cannot exceed my income. I call it a "budget." It's a nifty idea. I wonder if I should write someone in Congress about it. I hear they don't use one…
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Trick question. If your paying more in taxes....how are you spending more? Unless you pay no taxes in the first place ....ahem 47% folks
Spending less so Obama can take more vacations.
Once a month. What a life
why is there so few votes & comments for ths query?
Spending less, trying to save more
Spending less, wish I was saving more.
Always trying to spend less
Less. And it's too bad the government can't figure out how to do that too.
I noticed that more Dems are spending more. I guess since taxes have gone up so have their entitlements.
Less! And it sucks! I'm gonna try juggling a 2nd job this summer to try and make some more $$$$
have less spend less
I'm certainly spending more on taxes.
I'm spending more on EVERYTHING cause EVERYTHING IS A LOT MORE EXPENSIVE...
It feels like the savings we worked so hard for isn't worth crap anymore.... It's sad, the American dream is dead.
I'm optimistic about the "American dream", but it's fading
I'm spending more on taxes....
Unless you are spending the same amount or more percentage-wise of your disposable income (which is LESS now because of the INCREASE in taxes paid), then you are undoubtably spending less!
$600 a year less for me.
Prices are still rising, tax increases notwithstanding.
We're spending a little less. That tax cost us $832 a year.
I'm spending less. Thanks, Obumma.
How did that man get elected? Why would anyone vote for Obama?
Not sure, step. Fooled by his lies?? --promised "free" stuff to the point that they didn't care that there is no such thing as free... Nothing is free, someone pays for it. Or I suppose you always have the true socialist? Or maybe just plain stupid?
5 years ago I had a great job making more than enough to support my family. Also had great insurance! Now I'm making 2/3 my old salary with cheap insurance. I was laid off twice in the process. So.... I'm not better off and neither is our country! Who would ever vote for him??
POTUS said a few years back that he would not raise taxes one dime, well I got stung with 16 bucks a week. Liar!
Someone tell me how I can take in less and spend more. Also I'm not the brightest bulb in the box so if you can show me the math using numbers with less than six zeros.
Government math. You know, the same kind where you increase spending 5.5% and call it a cut.
My cousin (referenced below) lost something like $76/week when they went into effect. I have another friend who lost approx.$90/week.
Neither are Corporate CEO's.
One is the head line-cook at a local Longhorn's, and the other is a manager at a Papa John's pizza.
Politicians are liars. Straight-up.
My wife and I are having $125 more taken from us each month.
Easy, your one of the 47%'ers that pay no taxes.
Or on credit cards.....because we learn from congress that we can spend more than we take in.
Our economy is based on consumption!
To spend less removes cash from the economy, hurts small business startups, and makes us weak globally.
Stop hurting America!
What if the tax-cut took away nearly the exact amount of discretionary income you'd normally spend?
Does spending bill money, thereby getting behind on your bills, help the economy?
I ask because I have a cousin in this exact scenario. When he & I looked at how his paycheck was affected, it was obvious.
I am spending more.
Spending and taxing the rich is not the solution....
Who would SPEND MORE when they take home less?
Glad I work 25% of the year for absolutely nothing.
Oh rebel, we work for those in need. Some who truly are and Some like my brother in law, no job for 15 yrs, yet still manages to draw unemployment and an EIB card. How? you might ask.. I have no clue! I am SO sick of the poor little ole me attitude. Get off your ass! He chooses not to work.
I now make less so I spend more just to screw with the system
I have less to spend so of course I am spending less. But I thought taxes wouldn't go up on ppl making $250k or less. Oh, wait.... Another lie by our superb regime of an administration. I should learn to expect such nonsense.
It was unfortunate that because of irresponsible partisan bickering the payroll tax increased.