American families do not have any more money to give to the Government.

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) Auto Insurance: 118 Water: 45 Monthly Total x12 = 33. Water heaters. everyone else’s will be different based on local and situation. Rounded amounts to next dollar and approximated some numbers.) 600 (One full time.Average household income 2009: $50. one before and after school.5400 Per year @$450 per month.) Monthly Total x12 = 10812 $5689.501 Left over. A/C units. Save what? There is nothing left. that last bit of money needs to go to vehicle registration and emissions testing.00 Oh. just necessities. 160 (Movie family of 4 once a week. . Grocery: Natural Gas: Daycare: $600 80 (Much more in winter months.233. It should also be noted. upkeep can shoot well above what I placed here.) Vehicle Upkeep: 100 (approx. $5689 Health Insurance: .) 300 (approx. and so sorry. A want.) 100 (Minor repairs. no savings listed. monthly maintenance etc.) Fuel: 480 (Two cars) Mortgage: 808 (w/ Property tax and insurance in escrow. As any home owner knows. $16. but taxes and fees add on cost.233 (US Census Bureau) Here is a simple subtraction sheet to give my reasoning as to why the economy will not recover anytime soon. not need. Usually did nothing but would have liked to. I invite all readers of this article to compare household costs and see how much hard earned money goes to just living expenses.00 Left from the Average income of $50.99 plan.) Electric: 80 (More in summer months. Remaining from the $16.) My torn up sneakers show this is not happening.732 annually. roofs and so forth all give out and are costly. Makes me wonder if both parents working is even worth it. 501 above.) Phone: 120 (We have a $99. Cable w/internet: Home Upkeep: Clothes: Entertainment: $121 (We cut this bill out. Numbers below are mine. an example. $289.

However. a completely artificial spike that will be short lived. So. less sales equals less revenue. Time and again in financial history around the globe and within several nations. well. average American Household income for year 2009: http://www. Anyone that has ever sold a product or service realizes that basic concept. Many of America’s troubles can be solved by the simplest of evaluations and adjustments to the heavy taxation in our daily lives. Conserve on any of these several resources like the government says we should from one side of its face. until I and many other Americans have some extra money to spend. What Washington does not comprehend is that there is no longer any more money to take.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/income_wealth/012528. Pretty simple. As the fist of taxation tightens so will Americans grasping each and every penny. If the lawmakers in D. Not that conservation is something that should not be done anyway.Now of course living in an area with a steady unemployment rate around 10% for several months. it is safe to say my household did not reach the average of $50k+ this year. Until households have more disposable monies to spend on more than the basics and survival. Us. but then to get punished at the wallet for it by a government that seems to place no value whatsoever in living within its own means or foresight to anticipate that less consumption means less tax revenue is a bit ridiculous. the results are tax revenue shortages and are quickly by followed by a raise in taxation and cuts into services such as police. Source. fire departments and schools. with the government having its fingers in our energy. Heavy handed taxation results in destruction of the governments tax flow along with the economy that supports how the government gets money in the first place. Since a good number of all the items listed above are higher in cost simply from taxation and legislation in various forms. they take money from us.C.html . were able to do something as simple as a little addition and subtraction our legislators may begin to grasp a better understanding as to what is going on in America. low taxes create higher government tax receipts. purchasing of goods and services will continue to fall short. As taxpayers are receiving Federal tax returns there will be a spike in spending. and communications pies. this is where we will stay. That is if Washington’s denizens really cared about the average America citizen and not just pushing political agendas that will create more taxation and government spending.census. Washington may not be able to examine any fixes because of so many conflicts of interest. No win for the consumer from any angle. and many jobs paying the minimum wage or just over. utility.

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