Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command.
    With President Obama back in office and his life-saving “fiscal cliff” bill jammed through Congress, the new year has brought a surprising turn of events for his sycophantic supporters.
    “What happened that my Social Security withholding’s in my paycheck just went up?” a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand. What happened?”
    Shocker. Democrats who supported the president’s re-election just had NO idea that his steadfast pledge to raise taxes meant that he was really going to raise taxes. They thought he planned to just hit those filthy “1 percenters,” you know, the ones who earned fortunes through their inventiveness and hard work. They thought the free ride would continue forever.
    So this week, as taxes went up for millions of Americans — which Republicans predicted throughout the campaign would happen — it was fun to watch the agoggery of the left.
    “I know to expect between $93 and $94 less in my paycheck on the 15th,” wrote the ironically named “RomneyLies.”
    “My boyfriend has had a lot of expenses and is feeling squeezed right now, and having his paycheck shrink really didn’t help,” wrote “DemocratToTheEnd.”
    “BlueIndyBlue” added: “Many of my friends didn’t realize it, either. Our payroll department didn’t do a good job of explaining the coming changes.”
    So let’s explain something to our ill-informed Democratic friends. In 2009, Mr. Obama enacted a “holiday” on the payroll tax deduction from employees’ paychecks, dropping the rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. But like the holidays, the drop ended, and like New Year‘s, the revelers woke up the next morning with a massive hangover and a pounding head.
    “Bake,” who may have been trolling the site, jumped into the thread posted Friday. “My paycheck just went down. So did my wife’s. This hurts us. But everybody says it’s a good thing, so I guess we just suck it up and get used to it. I call it a tax increase on the middle class. I wonder what they call it. Somebody on this thread called it a ‘premium.’ Nope. It’s a tax, and it just went up.”
    Some in the thread argued that the new tax — or the end of the “holiday,” which makes it a new tax — wouldn’t really amount to much. One calculated it would cost about $86 a month for most people. “Honeycombe8,” though, said that amount is nothing to sneeze at.
    “$86 a month is a lot. That would pay for … Groceries for a week, as someone said. More than what I pay for parking every month, after my employer’s contribution to that. A new computer after a year. A new quality pair of shoes … every month. Months of my copay for my hormones. A new thick coat (on sale or at discount place). It would pay for what I spend on my dogs every month … food, vitamins, treats.”
    The Twittersphere was even funnier.
    “Really, how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama,” wrote “Meet Virginia.” “Nancy Thongkham” was much more furious. “F***ing Obama! F*** you! This taking out more taxes s*** better f***ing help me out!! Very upset to see my paycheck less today!”

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/6/obama-supporters-shocked-angry-new-tax-increases/#ixzz2HLMpcGMc
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  2. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    I received a livid email from some married HS friends concerning gun control. Got no answer when I asked if they had voted for obummer again. I think he's gonna miss his Mini 14. Funny thing is, he thinks one of his friends that owns an M-Forgery "Doesn't need one".??? Typical socialist hypocrisy.

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  3. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    How many guns could you buy with the money Obama took from your checks?
  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    It was a holiday that is now over. I was not supportive of the SS decrease years ago because the Boomers are retiring and they are draining a system that was robbed years ago. I think the reason people are so shocked about SS going back to where it was is because the cost of living has risen, though we can be thankful that fuel costs have lowered over the last month. I think what we need to watch is the federal withholding. This rate has yet to be determined and that has the potential to shrink your paycheck more.
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I laugh when I look back to the first stimulus checks. I didn't believe they would accomplish anything positive to get us out of this horrible morrass. I did rush that check to the credit union and cashed it. Next I went to the local gun shop and spent that and more in aquiring a rifle that now Obummer would have banned. I find the irony hilarious
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  6. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    i think i used the original "stimulus check" under Bush and put it towards an evil handgun.
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Hahaha I love it, Iib's are getting a Taste of the s##t sandwich for a change. Brings a tear to my eye .
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  8. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    I spent my stimulus check on a pile of silver. Yeah a gun would have been good too but I was satisfied with my purchase.
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I bought can goods. :D And I have since had to use them.:(
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  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    No shame in using them Kellory.
    That's what they are there for, you prepared for a time that you might need 'em.
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  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Shame? no, i just don't have them now.
  12. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Get thee some more (when able).
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