Payroll Taxes Went Up!
tim leary

United States

#1 Jan 5, 2013
Not because Obama raised taxes on those below $400,000 though. The payroll tax holiday expired on its own. Both repubs and dems decided not to renew it for their own reasons.

Always my pleasure to debunk Limbaughs bullshit.

You're welcome, Erie!:-)
Frank

Fairview, PA

#3 Jan 5, 2013
Thank you Mr. Obama!

I hope all you voters get screwed!

LOL!
gun nuts

Erie, PA

#4 Jan 5, 2013
Frank wrote:
Thank you Mr. Obama!
I hope all you voters get screwed!
LOL!
We hope you are killed in the next mass shooting.
Frank

Fairview, PA

#5 Jan 5, 2013
gun nuts wrote:
<quoted text>We hope you are killed in the next mass shooting.
Just wait!

LOL!
Observer1

Erie, PA

#6 Jan 5, 2013
Limbaugh knows that the payroll tax cut expired by its owhttp://www.rushlimbaugh.com/ daily/2013/01/04/democrat_unde rground_blames_bush_for_obama_ payroll_tax_hiken terms. It was some forum posters the Democratic Underground which tried to blame Bush for the restoration of this cut that was made by Obama and Congress 2 years ago. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022125...
DemSpeak

Erie, PA

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Every American should have all money and assets garnered by the government and equally distributed among each of us living in the United States.This way no one will have any advantage over anyone else which would be the most fair and most just manner of dealing with what has ruined this country in the first place........greed! Our greatest president of all time,President Barak Oama,knows this and works hard for all of us to make this truly fair system become the reality that will preserve our liberties and welfare.May laws be passed so Barak Obama can be president forever.
Redneck

Erie, PA

#8 Jan 6, 2013
Mike Kelly voted for it. So it must be an ok deal for people who inherit businesses and marry rich broads.
lestat watcher

Erie, PA

#9 Jan 6, 2013
Redneck wrote:
Mike Kelly voted for it. So it must be an ok deal for people who inherit businesses and marry rich broads.
Thats pretty insightful thinking coming from a redneck, and it certainly is accurate.
frank

Akron, OH

#10 Jan 6, 2013
Frank's wife is cheating on him.
Stu Pedaso

Erie, PA

#11 Jan 6, 2013
Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases

ANALYSIS/OPINION
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!
Stu Pedaso

Erie, PA

#12 Jan 6, 2013
Alex™” sounded bummed.“Obama I did not vote for you so you can take away alot of money from my checks.” Christian Dixon seemed crestfallen.“I’m starting to regret voting for Obama.” But “Dave” got his dander up over the tax hike:“Obama is the biggest f***ing liar in the world. Why the f*** did I vote for him”?
Of course, dozens of posters on DemocraticUnderground sought to blame it all (as usual) on President George W. Bush.“Your taxes went up because the leaders need to dig us out of this criminal deficit hole we are in which has been caused because taxes were too low during the Bush years. Everyone has to help by spreading the wealth around a little. Power to the correct people!” posted “Orinoco.”
But in fact, it was Mr. Obama who enacted the “holiday,” and, to be clear, the tax cut that he pushed throughout the campaign — remember? 98 percent of Americans will get a cut under his plan?— was really the extension of the Bush tax suts. Thus, it was Mr. Obama who raised taxes on millions of Americans, not Mr. Bush.
How many Americans? The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington put the total at 77.1 percent of all wage earners. In fact,“More than 80 percent of households with incomes between $50,000 and $200,000 would pay higher taxes. Among the households facing higher taxes, the average increase would be $1,635, the policy center said,” according to a Bloomberg News article. Hilariously, the tax burden will rise more for someone making $30,000 a year (1.7 percent) than it does for someone earning $500,000 annually (1.3 percent).
A whole new wave of Obama supporters still don’t even know: They’ll get their first 2013 paychecks on the 15th of the month. So when you’re shooting the breeze in the lunchroom with your grumbling co-workers on the 16th, just ask them,“Who’d you vote for in November?” When they say Mr. Obama, just tell them:“Well, you got what you voted for. You did know he was going to raise taxes, right?”
The looks on their faces will be priceless.
Tim Leary

Erie, PA

#13 Jan 6, 2013
Just to add to the dicussion:
http://taxfoundation.org/article/who-are-amer...
Also, the author noted:
"The last-minute deal struck by the departing 112th Congress raised taxes on a handful of the highest-earning Americans, with about 99.3 percent of households experiencing no change in their income taxes."
Yeah, that's great about the income taxes, but the 2% increase in the payroll tax is taking a nice little chunky wunk out of the take-home pay of this middle class earner. That, plus the massive increase in our insurance premiums due to the "Affordable" Care Act, is wreaking havoc with our family's budget. Thanks, Mr. President! Enjoy your $7 million taxpayer funded vacation!
Tim Leary

Erie, PA

#14 Jan 6, 2013
What all of these brilliant contributors forget (some on purpose I am sure) is that "back then" we did not have the same level of sales tax, state tax, gas tax, hotel tax, car rental tax, telephone tax (check your cell phone bill my taxes and fees are 30% of the total bill) tax on cable, internet, satellite television, municipal tax, REAL ESTATE TAXES, personal property taxes, AND FEES for everything a local government does.

What are our real estate taxes paying for these days when:

We pay a garbage pick up fee
Recycling Fee
WAY HIGHER water and sewer fee
Fees for disposing of old tires
Fees for disposing of oil at oil change
Sales taxes on gas, and electric charges
Now taxes on medical devices
Taxes on nursing homes
Hospital taxes
Higher Taxes and Fees on airline ticket
etc. etc.
tax some more

United States

#15 Jan 6, 2013
I wrote and approve the above post!
Ya gotta be kidding

Conway, PA

#16 Jan 10, 2013
Frank wrote:
Thank you Mr. Obama!
I hope all you voters get screwed!
LOL!
All his voters are on welfare. Hope their benefits are cut.
asdf

Erie, PA

#17 Jan 10, 2013
tim leary wrote:
Not because Obama raised taxes on those below $400,000 though. The payroll tax holiday expired on its own. Both repubs and dems decided not to renew it for their own reasons.
Always my pleasure to debunk Limbaughs bullshit.
You're welcome, Erie!:-)
technically, the bush, i mean the obama tax cuts should have expired twice now under his watch...those were supposed to be temporary for everyone, not just people making over $400k
mrogmann

Rochester, PA

#18 Jan 11, 2013
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