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Time to say ‘uncle’ to overspending government I have an uncle with financial problems. As of Jan. 1, he was $280,000 in debt. But that’s OK, he makes about $43,000 a year. The problem is, he spends about $74,000 per year, putting him $29,000 further in debt each year. There is good news however: He’s figured out a way to get his finances in order. Next year, instead of spending $74,000, he’s only going to ...


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patricca
May 7, 2012
9:36 a.m.

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To Jerry Groom:

Very well said - thanks for sharing!!!!

tonijean613
May 7, 2012
10:27 a.m.

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Jerry Groom-
You dont account for the fact that passive lazy income from interest and stock dividends are not taxed at same rate as working/earned income, or the fact that a person who who earns over 100K stops contributing to Social Security- which is why Social Security is getting uneccessarily depleted nor the fact that social security trust fund has been raided to pay for war and defense and covering the betting losses of the wealthiest bankers. Cut moving our tax money to the wealthy and you need cuts in vital social programs. Cut the raiding of the SS fund and tax all income the 6% you and I pay on earnings and you have a social security system that is strengthened to provide a life of dignity for all of Uncle Sams nieces and nephews. Stop the stupid immoral wars and you have money to improve life for everyone vs destroying the lives of millions of people for oil profits. Those people may not be related to Uncle Sam directly but they are related to us all in eyes of God. The only cuts in spending should be directed toward the wealthy, not the middle class and poorest amoung us.

wmarincic
May 7, 2012
3:19 p.m.

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tonijean613

If you took every holding and every dollar from anyone making over 1 million dollars per year you could not run this country for more than a few months. Stop the class warfare. I am a middle class worker and you do NOT speak for me.

FrankLowe
May 7, 2012
9:43 p.m.

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Ditto Wmarinic

gitzitbill
May 9, 2012
9:10 a.m.

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Everyone hears of a slug or two able to work but chooses to cheat the system. For crying out loud I just found out theses low lifes are getting free cell phones from our government. What the &^%%$#&

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