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Economy
Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases
2013-01-08
Moved to Tuesday for further snark...
I love the smell of Schadenfreude in the morning...
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.
Jeez, it's almost like he...lied or sumthin.
"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?"
What happened? You're a friggin rube! That's what happened...
"I know to expect between $93 and $94 less in my paycheck on the 15th," wrote the ironically named "RomneyLies."
Lousy friggin Romney! It sucks that he won!
"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."
Sounds like the "end" may be closer than she thinks...
"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."
Lousy bastids in payroll!!
"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."
What do they call it? They call it "fuck you, pay me!"
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."
As our pygmy governor up here always says when he screws us, "It's only a cup of coffee a day"...
"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!"
FORWARD!
"_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."
Starting? Wow, and he hasn't even been sworn in yet...
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"?
What are you f***ing asking me for, you f***ing moron? I didn't f***ing 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."
Ah, the "correct" people. Could you point them out to me, Orinoco? I'll bet goddam Bushitler isn't one of them, right?
Posted by:tu3031

#26  Needless to say she wasn't amused and doesn't talk to me any more.

Sadly, this is becoming more and more common as we try to talk sense to family and friends. I believe lotp has commented on it at length.

Class warfare *sounds* like big fun - hey, let's tax the rich guys 'cause they've certainly got more money than me! But as pointed out elsewhere, they don't have enough money and arithmetic always wins in the end. Expect a lot of tears and whining as Obama voters slowly figure out who the rubes actually are.
Posted by: SteveS   2013-01-08 22:10  

#25  Barbara, I am also going to steal that line. Priceless.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-01-08 17:06  

#24  I'd say to these Obama voters who are having trouble with this, "You made your bed, now lay in it, STFU and quit whining. Better yet, take it up with the guy you voted for."
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-01-08 17:04  

#23  "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"

The "deficit hole" is because GWB and Congress spent too much money.

One of the great lamentations of the Left about the days following 9/11 is that the President "didn't do enough to rally the nation", meaning that he didn't propose more taxes and fees to pay for 'homeland security'. Whether or not he should have, Washington still went on a spending spree. I don't recall the Left being too upset about it (except for miltary spending).
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-08 14:03  

#22  "doesn't talk to me any more"

Lucky you, Darth. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-08 12:12  

#21  DEFINATELY NOT an Obama voter.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-08 12:01  

#20  Paycheck, Obama voter? Guess there must be some but i had assumed the bulk came from the idle rich and the leach classes. These are probably Loyal Union guys realizing they were used.
Posted by: Rjschwarz   2013-01-08 10:41  

#19  I'm disabled (Real, Stroke,) and Over 65 so I'm waiting untl the 22nd of this month to see WHAT I get.

We shall see, I'm hardly rich, but I do have some cash in the bank, but I don't mind paying my share, as long as others pay too.

Now IF the others DON'T pay, hell no.

Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-08 08:49  

#18  Your taxes went up because ... taxes were too low during the Bush years.

I'm sure all the readers understood that to mean their taxes went up because Bush didn't tax the rich enough. It never occured to them that Bush cut their taxes, too.

Besides which, isn't this the re-instatement of somthing 0 temporarily cut as part of the "Stimulus"?
Posted by: Bobby   2013-01-08 08:05  

#17  Did any of the complainers say they voted for the wrong guy? Wished for Mitt? That would be to suggest they made a mistake in voting for 0.

It's still somebody else's fault, and it always will be.
Posted by: Bobby   2013-01-08 07:56  

#16  A carbon tax would be another good way for people to see why leftism has wrought
Posted by: lord garth   2013-01-08 06:52  

#15  Malcontents and non-true believers. You get what you pay for.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-08 03:26  

#14  Is it time to introduce them to the idea that money doesn't grow on trees?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-01-08 02:04  

#13  D *** NG IT, you call that "getting my $$$ for Nuthin' + my Chicks or Weed for free", Mr. President.

Clearly, these don't think so.

APPARENTLY, SOME DEMOLEFTIES ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-08 01:40  

#12  I had a liberal friend that was a huge supporter of Obamacare. Later, she was bemoaning the fact that her premiums went up by $60 a month. I mentioned that she needed to support those that Obamacare expanded to support. She was working and had a little more to spread around.

Needless to say she wasn't amused and doesn't talk to me any more.
Posted by: DarthVader   2013-01-08 01:12  

#11  Do they take SS out of welfare checks? I've never been on welfare, so I have no idea.

Plenty of Obama supporters work. The majority of able-bodied blacks and Hispanics work. They just like getting the racial/ethnic preferences that give them a leg up in college admissions and recruiting. Checking the black/Hispanic box is a lot like being born a Bush, but even better, because even a Bush needs personal connections - people who know other people, whereas any black/Hispanic automatically "knows" people in every little nook of these United States because of the disparate impact court judgments that require colleges and other institutions to favor blacks/Hispanics in academic admissions and hiring.
Posted by: Zhang Fei   2013-01-07 23:13  

#10  Do they take SS out of welfare checks? I've never been on welfare, so I have no idea.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia   2013-01-07 22:51  

#9  Good point, Frank.

Glenmore, use it with my blessings. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-07 22:22  

#8  Bambi said he'd raise taxes only on the rich. Your taxes went up, therefore you're rich!

I am so stealing this, Barbara!
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-01-07 20:21  

#7  surprised that so many Obama voters have paychecks
Posted by: Frank G   2013-01-07 19:56  

#6  You want big government, you'll pay for it. One way (taxes) or another (inflation).
Posted by: Procopius2k   2013-01-07 19:38  

#5  "Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*gasp*

*deep breath*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Serves ya' right, you MORONS.

Look on the bright side - Bambi said he'd raise taxes only on the rich. Your taxes went up, therefore you're rich! :-D
Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-07 18:50  

#4  ZF: It wouldn't take a whole lot of work for the GOP to come up with something that a) Zero would have a lot of problems arguing against, and b) would hit the NE Corridor and CA disproportionately hard. That the GOP hasn't done this is testament to either their stupidity or their lack of imagination. Or maybe their duplicity. Certainly the taxation-via-inflation that Zero really wants to engage in after his token 'soak the rich' rhetoric will be much more damaging to the poor than the rich, unless the rich have been setting up Scrooge-McDuck style swimming pools for their money.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2013-01-07 18:32  

#3  The amusing thing about our current predicament is that the one thing that would revive the GOP is a series of hefty tax hikes. All the liberals who whine about the rich not paying their fair share will end up with sticker shock once they find out that they are “rich” and the “fair share” they were insisting upon somebody else paying is a significant chunk of what they thought was hard-earned cash that belonged to them. Bottom line is that things have to get worse before they get better. Remember the line about people being liberal until they get mugged? That’s what liberals need - a good mugging by the IRS.
Posted by: Zhang Fei   2013-01-07 18:27  

#2  but hey, you get free birth control
Posted by: jan at work   2013-01-07 17:41  

#1  It's good to face reality, Obama takes, when you realize it, there's a new Republican.

So, does reality hurt, Yup?

Does it hurt Obams, Nope?

That's reality, sooo what're you gonna do?

Realize Obama LIES (Gasp), well we told you, and you wouldn't listen, Suck it up.


NOW (Maybe) you'll listen, we in the South have great experience with (Call him what you want, it's still the same) and we told you.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-07 17:07  

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