An old Dutch proverb says, "We grow too soon old and too late smart." That proverb is quite appropriate as "Dear Leader" President Barack Hussein Obama's "fiscal cliff deal" actually increased taxes on his supporters. As Joseph Curl provided some quotes in The Washington Times:
from Meet Virginia: "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."
from Bake: "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."
from a poster on 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?"
from RomneyLies: "I know to expect between $93 and $94 less in my paycheck on the 15th."
from DemocratToTheEnd: "My boyfriend has had a lot of expenses and is feeling squeezed right now, and having his paycheck shrink really didn't help."
from Nancy Thongkham: "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!"
I am not making this up. I even provided a link to Curl's article.
Curl also wrote:
"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, what happened? Obama, with the help of Congress, in 2009, enacted a "holiday" on the payroll tax deduction from employees' paychecks. But his "fiscal cliff deal" didn't extend the holiday. Nor did it even pretend to address Social Security entitlement spending, which now comprises the single largest budget item. But not to worry since the Social Security Trust Fund has the back of all us retirees. Suuuuuuuuuure!