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What You Could Buy with the Average Tax Increase

Saturday, January 5, 2013


What’s $1,635 per year more in taxes for tens of millions of households?  That’s just $136.25 taken from a family budget per month.  Like prudent mobsters, President Obama and Speaker Boehner are just skimming a little from your earnings to keep the nation from falling off that awful fiscal cliff.  As patriots, on the order of 1984, we should all rejoice that Big Brother knows best.

Let’s see what a paltry $1,635 buys annually, shall we?  And, dear reader, feel free to add to the list.  How about a…

1. Whirlpool 26.4 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator Stainless Steel. On sale at Sears for $1,348.99;

2. Sony – 46″ Class (46″ Diag.) – LED – 1080p – 240 Hz – Smart – 3D – HDTV. At Best Buy: $1,599.98;

How about basic household gas and electric costs?

The average varies by state.  But in 2011, the average monthly outlay for gas and electric power in blue state Michigan was $199.  In blue state New York: $184.  And in bluish Pennsylvania: $187.  That’s $2,388 annually in the Wolverine State; $2,208 in the Empire State; and $2,244 in the Keystone State.  Of course, those costs all increased in 2012 and may well do so again in 2013.

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