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So....... how much did you get?

Your big tax breaks should be showing up in your checks by now, so how much did you get and what will you be doing with it? I'm getting $7.50 a week. Did you know the amount will be 1/2 less starting in January 2010 before it disappears in 2011?


Asked by itsmesteph11 at 8:38 AM on Apr. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well lets see. At my dh job everyone got a 2% pay decrease and one guys position was elimated to offset the "tax breaks". At my job no one will be getting a pay raise, 2 positions have been elimated across the company in all the stores, and one guy took a pay cut to offset the "tax breaks".

    Answer by Crystal750 at 5:01 PM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • $10 and change a week. It's not a lot but it is helping.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • Start saving your pennies!!! :o) It's should come in handy to offset the increase in utility costs, groceries, etc once Obama's cap and trade goes through.

    Yay Obama!    less CHANGE in my pocket than I CAN BELIEVE IN..


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:51 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • We've seen only $9.00 in my husband pay. That's it. Too little to tell if it's "helping".

    Answer by mamaada at 8:58 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • I don't work, but I think my husband says he's getting an extra $90 a month

    Answer by CookieMom108 at 9:15 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • LOL that is what I think of this like tossing a bit of change in front of the road side guitar player or homeless person and then acting as if OMG why are people going to these tea partys they got a tax cut what is wrong with them!!??? and grly that is right.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:22 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • About $80 a month. My husband is paying less than $100 a month in federal taxes now.

    I only wish that we were paying less in SS and Medicare...

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 9:29 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • I will add that he only gets paid once a month so the change is significant when you see the drop.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 9:30 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • I'm self-employed, so nothing shows up.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:44 AM on Apr. 17, 2009

  • We aren't seeing anything. How sad. I guess since I didn't vote for him, I don't get change.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:03 AM on Apr. 17, 2009