They raise my taxes!
My federal withholding decreased when the new stimulus went in to effect in March. That added $20 on to my paycheck every two weeks. Today I got an email from human resources saying that we all have to re-do our state withholding forms because the rate went up! It went up by 3% for me which worked out to approximately $4 per paycheck more for the state of Arizona. My stimulus money is not quite as stimulating anymore.
Sure I still have $16 to go wild with every 2 weeks...oh wait, I was going to save that money for my mortgage at the end of the year. I'm not sure I will have any money left at the end of the year. I just spent close to my entire months food budget, $93 out of $100, on fruit and cheese...and a few other things like rice and beans. I bet I could make it to June on only $7 if I really tried. I think I'll do that. Too bad my tiny garden isn't further along. That would help a lot.