How is the average Maine taxpayer (AMT) faring, coping with the double-barrels of President Obama's economic policies and the road back from three decades of disastrous Democrat economic policies in Maine? I ask because how the AMT is staying above water - or not - is never mentioned by the Left when it campaigns for increasing the tax burden on AMT's. In other words, the Left is quick and loud in pushing new taxes without regard for how those taxes will impact the women and men who will pay them.
So I thought it would be instructive to invite taxpayers to post thoughts on how the current U.S./Maine economy is impacting their lives. And I'll narrow the focus to one year: February 2011 to February 2012. I'm not suggesting a pity party. Just some real life economic situations.
I'll go first: One of my immediate goals is replacing the $10,500 annual income I lost when two part-time jobs I had for a decade disappeared. Rising gas and food prices make that loss worse.