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    Posted November 27, 2012 by
    Chicago, Illinois
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    The fiscal cliff: Messages to Washington

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    Budgeting Congress


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dcasill4 believes President Obama will protect the middle class by finding ways that will not raise taxes to collect revenue. She says if taxes were raised then she would find ways to cut back as she did after being laid off a year ago. 'If taxes were raised I believe that I would have to do a little cutting of my day to day expenses like coffee and shop at a thrift shop,' she says. 'Fashionable clothes and coffee can be expensive because it all adds up.'
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    Congress should set a budget first then from that budget they should make a list of things that need to be done. If the list goes over budget and they need to revise the list. Is like running a household I have bills to pay like groceries, utilities, mortgage, and other expenses. I pay for stuff that needs to be taken care of first like mortgage and utilities there is nothing you can do to save there but if the bills are too high then you have to minimize the usage. I can save money on groceries I would set a budget and then make a list of things I need and not buy things that I know is a waste of money. If I go over than I would look at the list again and see what I need to take out. Always bargain and find ways to save money. When I pay I always use cash never use credit cards is like giving any child money and they spend it fast and sometimes are not always on good things. Also save money you don’t know what may come up unnecessary spending or for emergencies.
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