Wed is the deadline for them to cut the budget and just a few can not agree. Guess no where near an agreement it sounds. If cuts are automatic across the board seems everything would get hit but I do not remember what % the cuts were to be. Now they are fighting not to do that after they had voted it some months ago.
Just another dog and pony show. I never thought anything would come of it, and am not surprised. We might as well go for another chorus of "Under the Big Top" because our government is certainly a circus.
Will they not be out of money again? DOW dropped when it got done like 250. Now holiday time they will pass most anything to get to go home.. Sooner or later they will have to do something. Another vote to use money they do not have?
I really do not know if be better or worse? It is what it is. Like the school district here they will have to start cutting more or adding some where.
School district has to cut as did not get more money with either of the things we voted on. I can remember going to school half days as more kids then the school would hold. School here pays for buses and another county is charging for them. Denver sure did not furnish buses and you paid on the public one and they had a student rate. They were hauling kids around from grade school grade to kick ball and Such and I think they cut that out. They haul the kids around for sports and pay for rooms. Cuts here and there would add up.
But not the kind of cutting they want. Like they have done you pay taxes on SS or least a big part of it. That got them more money. I have the feeling the SS raise for 2012 will put my income back up to paying taxes again on SS. I was just below the line. I am paying in enough I will be covered. Banks are paying less all the time. After 2012 I should end having to pay taxes in less I rent this house or sell it. I pay taxes for this year at least some. But my income was too high to get any of the goodies for seniors but the little deduct in taxes for over 65. I am not complaining but this is just how it is. If I sell I will need an accountant. to do that taxes for that year. I know a once in life deduct for selling over 65 and I hope a capital gains too. Even a little will help. I would like to have some of it left.
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