The extra $40.00…
Posted by btchakir
Thinking about this as I went out for groceries in Martinsburg, I passed by gas stations where the price was now $3.85 a gallon for regular. Only two weeks ago it was 40¢ a gallon less. Given my regular driving record, that adds $40.00 to a biweekly part of my monthly Social Security payment.
In other words, $40.00 is a lot of money when you’re not sitting on a pile coming in from your low-taxed investments.
Since Republicans don’t mind cutting taxes on the wealthy, but don’t want to continue the payroll cuts on the other 90% of us, maybe our answer is not to drive ANYWHERE anymore. Of course, then, a lot of people won’t get to their jobs. Or get their kids to school. Or make doctors’ appointments.
The world changes and we get poorer.
- Obama says “enough is enough,” I agree but I suspect we are talking about two different things (quinnscommentary.com)
- White House Will Renew #40dollars Campaign On Twitter (readwriteweb.com)
- Why Congress Must Extend the Payroll Tax Cut Through 2012 (whitehouse.gov)
- David Plouffe: “Here we go again” (whitehouse.gov)
- $40 Means Being Able to Afford My Daughter’s Medications (whitehouse.gov)
- President Obama Pushes Congress to Extend the Payroll Tax Cut Through 2012 (whitehouse.gov)
- White House renews #40dollars campaign (politico.com)
- Obama: Payroll tax cut fight isn’t over yet – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- President Obama asks America to make its voice heard on payroll tax cut (dailykos.com)
About btchakirRetired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.
Posted on February 14, 2012, in automobile, budget, Business, Corporations, Economics, Finance, Legal, News, Opinion, Politics, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged $40.00, Filling station, gas prices, Middle-Class, President Obama, Republicans, Social Security, Tax, Tax deduction, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.