Good morning, kittens.
I would like to thank the Congressional Republicans for f**king me over. They say they are all for cutting taxes and blah, blah, blah. I guess we all know that is a big ol' pile of poop, since they have all gone on their Happy Holiday Vacations while letting the payroll tax cut lapse.
I guess when you make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year that tax cut doesn't matter. Well, it mattered to me. Without the payroll tax cut, my paycheck is going to drop about $100(ish) a month. Add to that that with their Congressional Inaction, my metro benefits are also being cut ... which means I will have to be paying about $25-50/month more for public transportation. AND, (although I can't really blame Congress for this ...), my mortgage interest has increased, so my monthly payment for that is going up about $30/month.
So, in total, I'm getting a $150/month pay cut. $1800 less this year. Way to spur the economy. Fingers crossed my company did well and can afford to give me a decent raise. Otherwise, I will be cutting back, spending less (except on shoes!), and trying to economize. BAH.
In other news, I am *almost* finished the StickSteven 2011 Year in Review.
AND, I only have one more day of work (after this one) before I fly to NC for the Xmas.
Good times, yo.
Have a great day!