Yes, there I said it, an ugly word. But lets face it, in order to live in a secure capitalist nation, you gotta have taxes. Yes, there could be a little more frugality in the way it's spent BUT...it's needed.
Now I gotta give props to the man elect for his shrewd turn of phrases! I've been in sales for years and he REALLY knows how to serve up an assumptive close while tossing the ball CLEARLY into the others court. When he stood at his first press conference after being re-elected and stated (and I paraphrase) that he was ready to extend relief to the working middle class by extending the tax breaks of the "Bush-era" to the 98% of Americans making less then $250,00.00 a year. That he had his pen ready to sign it into law.
Now the Republicans ONCE AGAIN are stymieing the process by dragging their heels saying they are ready to deal but only if the democrats take tax hikes off the table. Instead they want to remove the tax loop holes which allow for so many rich folks to get such breaks on their taxes (think Romney's 13% tax bracket) which is not a bad idea, but they also want to make deep cut in entitlement programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and food stamps.
So in effect DON'T make the uber wealthy pay an additional 3% but instead take health care and food away from the poor and elderly?!
That may seem like the Republican way of doing things but does anyone else see any moral dilemma with this idea?
And honestly if you are on the right side of the camp, do YOU benefit from a paycheck in excess of a quarter of a mill? and if so why are you reading a blog about used bikes?
It all boils down to this, as of January first 2013, if these matters are not settled we ALL loose any tax breaks we have and the average American will be looking at paying at least an extra $2000.00 next year come tax time! I'm sorry but as much as I believe we should all be able to keep as much as we can out of what we work so hard to earn , those 2% can pony up a little extra to help a limping economy flourish again. It's not like they won't be able to get it all back once things get on a more even keel.
Thanks to the folks coming in and helping us in their own way with our fiscal cliff. Sold the Schwinn cruiser to a discerning gent today and had many more a looky loo checking us out. As always thanks for the repairs coming in, our true bread and butter. And I must say we still have many more gems for you to peruse through and could really use the sales! So come on down and we'll wheel and deal!
Speaking of new gems! Check out the two latest below! A gorgeous racing tire Trek 720 commuter, and a FULLY refurbed scrap truck find in the way of a Giant Sedona!
So we'll see y'all on the 'morrow!