Are your holiday and spending plans being shaped or altered by the fact that come Jan 1st, our taxes may be going through the roof?

Bignuf Bignuf
Projected to be about $4000-$4800 more in income taxes alone, possibly another $6000 per family in higher food, medical, home utilities and gas prices, all due to the "fiscal cliff"?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, my shopping plans certainly include the fact I may have a LOT less money next year.
7
No, I am spending as I always planned to. I will deal with what happens next, when it comes.
36
Tax increases? Fiscal cliff? What?
11
Duh....as long as my weed is now legal, who cares?
1
Other?
4
Total votes: 59 (52 voters)
Poll is closed
11/10/2012
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Terri69 Terri69
No, I won't be changing my spending this holiday season.
11/10/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
Not changing anything here.
11/10/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I don't plan to spend much as it is, lol.
11/10/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Sounds like propaganda. I highly doubt the avg guy/girl is going to see a difference...and not til next year at least.
11/10/2012
Kissy Kissy
I have yet to hear about this cliff, could you send me the article?
11/10/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Not planning for the lost income is irresponsible. We will certainly be spending less.
11/10/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Quote:
Originally posted by Kissy
I have yet to hear about this cliff, could you send me the article?
Would love to see the source as well.
11/10/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Projected to be about $4000-$4800 more in income taxes alone, possibly another $6000 per family in higher food, medical, home utilities and gas prices, all due to the "fiscal cliff"?
canadian so no
11/10/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
We're cutting back a little this year, but that's simply because we don't have the money to go crazy, has nothing to do with anything other than that.
11/10/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Gotta save for various reasons, but that is one of them.
11/10/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
No change
11/10/2012
mlmac mlmac
I'll keep spending money like I usually do, according to my budget, but if my taxes do go up, my spending will adjust to the change.
11/10/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nope, since I'm too low income to be affected by most of the tax increases
11/10/2012
js250 js250
I will continue with my original plans--make gifts and buy small additions to the gift baskets.
11/10/2012
Feisty Feisty
Nope, I will continue with my original shopping plans.
11/10/2012
neil i. neil i.
Not especially. Also, it's not as if these potential changes will make themselves felt immediately upon January 1st.

Besides, given the fact that by and large the majority of taxpayers benefit from myriad government programs and regulatory statutes, having to actually pay for these programs seems like a logical consequence, doesn't it?
11/10/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
For those asking, here is an MSN article / overview on the fiscal cliff.

Taxes are going up next year, but it's not like we will all have to pay $6,000 Jan 1st. That's a worst case scenario figure, and the stakes are high for the politicians. I'm certain we will see a great deal of yelling and fingerpointing on TV before Jan. 1, but I think they'll work something out before it starts to impact the majority of the middle class.
11/10/2012
sexfairy sexfairy
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Originally posted by Geogeo
canadian so no
Ha ha! Same here!
11/10/2012
GONE! GONE!
I'm hoping everything works out and am not changing my habits yet. If taxes become too ridiculous, I'll be out protesting like a lot of others.
11/11/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
Next year is next year, I never spend too much on presents anyway.
11/11/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
I've changed my spending habits over the past few years, period.
11/11/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
Nope, we have a Christmas budget that we save all year for and that's that.
11/11/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I've heard nothing about the taxes. Guess I need to update myself.
11/11/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
Wont change anything for me.
11/11/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Nope will go about my spending like normal.
11/13/2012
Pururin Pururin
I'll go about my spending like normal. That is to say, I don't plan on spending much. My family doesn't celebrate Christmas, but we have a Yule feast, so I don't have to worry about gift giving.
Also, what's this about higher taxes next year? This is the first I've heard of it.
11/16/2012
Badass Badass
I shall spend as normal... but I don't usually go overboard.
11/16/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Kissy
I have yet to hear about this cliff, could you send me the article?
main5 443
11/16/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by LAndJ
I've heard nothing about the taxes. Guess I need to update myself.
main5 443
11/16/2012
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