Consumer Confidence Plunges As Tax Hikes Kick In
A good number of non-millionaires-and-billionaires may have made the critical error of looking at their 2013 paystubs.
It would appear that the hike in taxes on 77% of Americans that was heralded as a success, has dented confidence just a little. As the efficient stock market moves to all-time nominal highs in many cases, Consumer Confidence just fell off a cliff. The conference board printed at the worst level in 13 months - so all those 2012 gains are gone - and fell month-over-month by the most since the August 2011 fiscal cliff debacle. For every income levels (except those earning under $15k) confidence plunged with the $35k-$50k bracket crashing the most.
Handcrafted by Flip on January 29, 2013 |
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