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  • FSA for 2013
    contrarian
    I just input my FSA-Health for 2013, and the max contribution is $2,500, not the old $5,000, which my family needs. I make under $250K and that means my taxes for next year will go up around $1,000 right there (one of many broken promises). I did sign up for MetLife family dental, but that only pays 50% towards crowns and root canals, so I still wish I had the full FSA. I didn't sign up for the vision because the doctor choices are poor. Basically the Family Financial cliff for next year is big, the questions are how big and who will take the blame? I'm guessing it will Bush's fault for the next 4 years too.
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  • No, just the Republicans in Congress
    Moderate
    No, but you can thank the Republicans for your tax hike. They were invited to participate in the creation of Obamacare. They refused and railed against it with all sorts of lies such as the granny death panels. Only when Obamacare was completed did the Republicans say they wanted to help create obamacare, but they wanted to start over. That is called delaying it to death. Sorry Contrarian, but blame your Republican friends for the troubles.-----and really, are you even near the cliff yet? Will the extra $1000 really break you?
    worker
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  • No, just the Democrats in Congress
    Dave72
    Democrats wanted and wrote the legislation for Obamacare, they own it, all of it. And it's not up to you to decide if $1000 will break Contrarian. Your comment is very arrogent, you do not know his/her financial situation. Don't forget: “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it....”
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  • To Dave 72
    Moderate
    Actually Dave, I have some ideas. For example, he is the one who wrote about being willing to pay for more than 2 trades in the TSP. This means he has the money to spend for these trades. A pauper will not write like that. So you might get more of a clue before calling me arrogant. And he did cite is tax bracket. It is not pauper bracket, but not the wealthy bracket. And yes, the Democrats did write the legislation. And yes, the Republicans were invited to be involved in the writing of the legislation. Therefore, Contrarian has no room to argue about the effect on his TSP by blaming the Democrats. And Contrarian did show how his loss would be close to $1000. The difference in the contribution to the plan is $2500 and not $1000. He income taxes, state taxes, and I believe, but not sure, social security taxes. Hope I got that right Contrarian.
    worker
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  • Taxes
    Dave72
    Your taxes will not go up $1000.00. You will just be taxed at your rate on that $1000.00. If you are on the 27% you will loose roughly $270.00 to taxes on that $1000.00. You will keep the rest. It's not a huge tax break.
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  • Medical cliff or fiscal cliff
    Linda
    The Medical Cliff is much smaller than the fiscal cliff. I switched from GEHA to BCBS as GEHA had too much fine print I found out about after and unless you mail order your medications, cost the earth! MetLife Dental is a lot better than some, at least it covers up to $5,000, some it is only $1,500. The vision covered my glasses last year, or at least half, but geez glasses are getting expensive unless you want single view plain glass. ..............the real fiscal cliff is if we get 20 days without pay, which is what the sequestration math works out to. You would get unemployment for three of those four weeks if they do them all at once, if they don't and it is one day a week or a couple days together, suck it up. I am less worried about the tax increases than the time off without pay. Taxes are less money.
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  • Fiscal cliff?
    Moderate
    Where is this time off without pay? I have not heard of that. Hope you are wrong because it will affect my pension and I would rather leave than put up with that nonsense. I get the glass for glasses, 2 for about $130 with something added.
    worker
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