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    Posted November 28, 2012 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The fiscal cliff: Messages to Washington



    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     trancenation doesn't believe Congress and President Obama will come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff because of the government's struggle in recent years with tough decisions on issues like immigration reform. He advises Congress to make a decision and not delay this process any longer. He feels the government too often tries to appease everyone, which he says can't always happen. He plans on purchasing a larger home because of a second child on the way but if taxes are raised he will have to reconsider as he says this is more of a want than a necessity.
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    My story is a pretty simple one. I came from a family that may have had a household income of $45k during the 90s. We didn't get everything we wanted, but we got everything we needed. That same philosopy has followed me into adulthood.
    I worked my way through college, and was given financial help from my grandparents along the way. After graduation I found an entry level job. I worked my butt off to learn the trade, and then some. That helped to land me a position in one of the largest companies in America. Here for nine years, I worked my butt off and rose into a very high-level managerial position. My salary has grown significantly throughout these last 9 years, but my spending hasnt. I put back 10% of my income to my 401k, and never go over my monthly income. I dont drive a Porshe, even though I could afford one.
    To me its a simple story, work hard, take your life into your own hands, and don't spend more than you make.
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