Imagine the stunned look on the faces of the Obama fan club when they opened up their first 2013 paycheck and discovered that Obamanomics has hit the Middle Class, just like smart informed people knew it would.
Obama signed the fiscal cliff bill into law after proudly proclaiming, “Under this law, more than 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up.”
While PolitiFact will likely rate Obama’s statement “Mostly Swoon,” around 70 percent of Americans are going to pay more taxes in 2013. If you like your payroll taxes (and even if you don’t), you can keep them and pay two percent more than you did in 2012.
Earlier this week, many Americans realized the “fair share” fiscal cliff deal didn’t seem so fair. One Democratic Underground commenter was a little behind yesterday and was shocked — shocked! — to learn that the fiscal cliff crapwich didn’t extend the payroll tax holiday. (They don’t call ‘em DUmmies for nothing.)
“What happened?” he asked. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease will hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over $400,000.”
What happened?!? You re-installed the SCOAMF, you dumb fuck.
Twitchy has compiled a bunch of tweets from the shell-shocked Obamabots. Here’s just a few samples:
Posted at 1:16 pm on January 2, 2013 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments
did they really just take out $250 out my check in taxes. thats more than what it normally is & I work less hours too >=0
2 Jan 13
Since Obama was elected the first time, my savings dropped and my expenses have risen..that is fair share?..I lost $5,000 just keeping pace
I just picked up my check from work and I’m pissed at taxes. It’s like the more I work the more tax they take off. It’s fucking stupid…————————-
That decision is not what i wanted…. $20 more dollars out of my check for taxes…. that’s crazy!!!
Be sure to visit #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek for the ensuing hilarity of wailing and gnashing of teeth, along with the snarky Republican “We told you so” responses.
More hilarity from the DUmmies.
“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?”
“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.”
“BlueIndyBlue” thinks their employer should have drilled a hole in their skull and poured in the truth because they’re too stupid to figure it out themselves.
“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!”
“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”?
The worst part is that the rest of us have to suffer for their fucking stupidity.
- Obama Turns Back on Tax Fairness (forbes.com)
- Figures. Obama Sticks It to Workers Making Less Than $30,000 a Year (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Surprise: Fiscal cliff deal hurts middle class (theblaze.com)