Because if Congress doesn't do anything about the fiscal cliff we're heading for, everyone's taxes are going up at the end of this year.
The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center says that if all the scheduled tax increases occur, the average household would have to fork over an extra $3,400 to Uncle Sam next year. Here's the average hike taxpayers would face
, broken down by income group:
--Lowest fifth of households (average income: $11,239): $412
--Second-lowest fifth (average income: $29,204): $1,231
--Middle fifth (average income: $49,842): $1,984
--Second-highest fifth (average income: $80,080): $3,540
--Highest fifth (average income: $178,020): $14,173
--Top 1 percent (average income: about $1.3 million): $120,537
So, are you ladies so excited about your taxes going up? I know I am. The government knows how to spend my money much better than I do.