Will believe it when I see it!!
We bought a 52-inch plasma TV about 6 months ago. Ours will go toward paying it off.
Obviously not at Starbucks…[;)]
Starbucks is testing in some markets an 8 oz. cup for $1.00. They may be feeling the pressure from McDonalds. I never understood why they called their three sizes such weird names. Now they have a fourth size in testing.
The Travelin Man
I never said that you were complaining – heck, I never even alluded to it. I was just asking for clarification.
You can surely understand the confusion when you say that you are "taxed 40%" when nothing is actually taxed at 40%?
I’m not getting any "rebate" which is weird because I know they are expecting money from me in 2 months. 18 year old kids living off their parents dole and a McDonald’s job are getting the "rebate." The word rebate is not really working for me.
I think we should all be getting more back. I think we all pay too much in taxes as it is.
I am confused. Are you talking about federal income tax, or the entire amount that you pay in taxes for everything (sales tax, excise tax, gasoline tax, etc.)? Unless I am mistaken, the highest tax bracket in this country is still only 35% – and as a single filer, you would need to be making significantly more than $75k/yr to get hit with that amount. Secondly, we have a progressive tax, so only any amount you earn over (approximately) $350,000 is taxed at 35%. Assuming that you are single and your AGI is $100,000, then you will pay a little over 20% (cumulative) in income tax.
If you are talking about all of your taxes combined, then I assure you, those making less money than you are paying more in usage taxes (as a percentage of their income) than you are.
Never once did I say I was complaining. And yes, I am talking about all of my taxes combined.
The evil rich will not see a rebate if an individual made over $84,000 or couple over $150,000 unless they have some kids in the household.
That’s us. [:(][8)][:(][8)]
Sad point, which will come out months down the road, is the most of the $$ will go to foreign subsidies. We’ll have had our fun, and for those that spent the check (as intended) vs. the ones that saved will be saddened by which way the cash has flowed…
I would like to do that also. When, and if, you find a 100% American-made product, please post the information as it is virtually impossible to find something of this nature. Unfortunately, I think that you are unlikely to find anything that is 100% American-made unless it is in a very high price category.
Well, if you’re looking to buy American, one of the easiest places would be food. Take that $300 and buy a bunch of Maine Lobsters, Maryland Crabs, Omaha Steaks and California wines. Even if you decide to spend your money at restaurants, you still far more likely to end up buying American products than if you end up at the Target or Wal-Mart.
Obviously not at Starbucks…[;)]
I’m buying three hundred cups of coffee!
I’ll be gladly looking towards 1,200 bucks. But I won’t spend any of it until I have the check in the bank.
Hate to say it but I started this thread and it looks as if I will not get a rebate check. [:(] Oh well, I have been amply contributing to the economy this past year so I did my part. [;)] This year with no earned income I can start clipping coupons. [:D]
Here is what I found, I don’t know if it is set in stone yet. I just wish they would take less to start with, it would be simpler.
Their plan would give individual taxpayers up to $600 in rebates, working couples $1,200 and those with children an additional $300 per child. The rebates would phase out gradually for individuals whose adjusted gross income exceeds $75,000 and for couples with incomes above $150,000.
But it would leave out about 20 million senior citizens living chiefly on Social Security. They wouldn’t get rebate checks unless they have at least $3,000 earned income or pay income taxes based on other sources such as earnings, interest, investments or private pension plans.
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