Taxes have gone up. For everyone.

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    Just checked my bank and sure enough my Military retirement was about $17 less than it used to be. Taxes went up but we didn't get a Cost of Living Allowance this year. Seems as though Taxes aren't a part of living expenses I guess.

    I wonder how that Hope and Change is going to work out for people.



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    It's about time the Federal retirees started to feel what those of us in the private sector have been feeling for a couple of years now. Please tell me you weren't looking for sympathy with this whine?
     
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    Is this because that "tax cut' enacted early in 2009 wasn't a "tax cut" but a "withholding cut"?
    I noted this when it was passed and tried to tell people that they would still be paying the same amount, just have to come up with the cash on 4/1/10 instead of a little at a time.
    That "withholding cut" expired on 1/1/10.
     
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    All of my retired friends received a letter letting them know about the changes two weeks ago. Did you not get one, Ollie?
     
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    As with other issues, it's best to deal in cash or barter.
    I expect to hear more people bitch and whine about having to send in a tax payment this year. It should start soon, many do their taxes early.
    Cash is king!
     
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    They're just giving their thanks for you defending FreeDumb....aka.... being an on call mercenary for the multi national corporations "rights" to do whatever the hell they want to do, wherever they want to do it.
     
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    Statements like that one indicate you are simply a waste of space on our planet. I don't blame you though, we really need to fix our broken schools.
     
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    No Vayank I don't care one bit for Sympathy, and this is not a cry or whine. I knew this was coming for a long time. I figured I would find out how many knew why before too many got their first paycheck of the year.

    Looks like slackjawed was just waiting for this post and hit it head on.

    And no, for some odd reason I didn't get the notification in the mail. I suppose i'll go to Mypay and print it out for the record.
     
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    If the cost of living went down why should anyone get a cost of living increase?
     
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    Some sure dont like carrying their fair share of the burden.
     

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