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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!"

"_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).

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Like I said, people who bought the "I will only raise taxes if you make 250k or more" lie are freaking morons.

Obama was acknowledging that he is going to raise taxes. And these fools actually believed that he wouldn't raise their taxes.






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I think everyone can pay their "Fair Share" Funny when the taxes are on you and not just the 1%ers.


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Hilarious! Glad to see them reaping what they've sown...






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Obama was acknowledging that he is going to raise taxes. And these fools actually believed that he wouldn't raise their taxes.


Well it's also the morons that come on here, and say that they are ok with paying more taxes. Then, when they get hit with the taxes, they are shocked. Taxing wage earners more is a great soap box to stand on, but when it actually goes into effect, they start squirming like little children.






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. "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 a surprise this guy is more offended by his contributing to his own retirement than the government taking more money from others to pay for government.






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I'm starting to really regret voting for Obama. I admit I got caught up in his rhetoric but he has done nothing but shat on everything he promised.





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"Obama is the biggest f***ing liar in the world. Why the f*** did I vote for him"?


Classic






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I'm starting to really regret voting for Obama. I admit I got caught up in his rhetoric but he has done nothing but shat on everything he promised.
His first 4 years didn't show that to you?






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I'm starting to really regret voting for Obama. I admit I got caught up in his rhetoric but he has done nothing but shat on everything he promised


Wait is this you or your often sarcastic "you"?






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I can't figure you out. Are you just constantly trolling?





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Ha! Ha! these frickers are getting what they wanted. I may start drinking Moet nectar imperial instead of Dom here and there, but these dipshits won't be able to pay there PETA dues!





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This is what happens with the liberals and their complicit news media control the message. It's like the facts were completely ignored and all bad news was suppressed leading up the election. The high rate of black unemployment was/is a prime example. Apparently black voters were unconcerned. And yea, our electorate is definitely reaping what they have sown.





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His first 4 years didn't show that to you?



I think that falls in the "He needs more time" column.






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Lest we forget 2012...









































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All of these Democrat tears are almost worth the higher taxes.







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All of these Democrat tears are almost worth the higher taxes.







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This should get it's own thread...

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#My2K Is Now Government’s $2K

Fiscal cliff deal hikes taxes on 77 percent of households

BY: David Rutz
January 2, 2013 2:26 pm

Taxes on virtually all workers are going up after the late fiscal cliff deal between the White House and Senate failed to extend the payroll tax holiday, resulting in a hike of the Social Security payroll tax from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent.

The tax hike comes despite President Barack Obama’s #My2K social media campaign, during which he mobilized his supporters in an effort to tell lawmakers what $2,000 in extra income each year would mean to them.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the payroll tax holiday had amounted to an annual income increase of $1,000 for U.S. family making $50,000 a year. For a family making $110,100, the maximum wage subjected to the payroll tax, it provided an increase of as much as $2,202 annually.

Obama, before heading to Hawaii for a vacation, praised Congress for supposedly fulfilling his campaign promise of not adding burdens to middle-class families.

“I want to thank all the leaders of the House and Senate,” he said. “Under this law, more than 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up.”

It would be more accurate to say that 77 percent of American households will see an increase in their federal tax burden, the Tax Policy Center noted.

Economists are concerned that the smaller pay for Americans will affect the economy as workers tighten their belts.

“It would pull money out of peoples’ wallets, and for a lot of folks, that really matters,” said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center, to CNN.

Starting in late November, Obama encouraged Americans to use the hashtag #My2k on Twitter to tell lawmakers what the estimated average tax raise of $2,000 would mean to them if Congress failed to reach a deal in advance of the fiscal cliff deadline.

The official White House page for the campaign also featured voters explaining what $2,000 meant to them: “#My2k is keeping this house and keeping it warm for my growing family this winter”; “My2k … means food on table, co-pays at the Drs office, gas in the car & our kids extra activities”; and “#My2k means I won’t have to choose between life-saving meds or food.”

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Remember Obama's #My2K Twitter Campaign. Turns out, he meant each middle class family owes him $1,500-$2,000 more in taxes. Happy Now Dems?

36m Nicki Willis ?@III_Frogs
White House online ‘#My2K’ campaign fails as US workers’ payroll taxes increase http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/06/white-house-online-my2k-campaign-fails-as-us-workers-payroll-taxes-increase/ …

37m Nicki Willis ?@III_Frogs
How's that Obama looking to you now, dopes? #My2K

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love it dude. RT @Sanddragger: #Obozo you will never be my President. You are a #liar and a complete #fraud. #my2k #benghazi #democrat #tgdn

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#Obozo you will never be my President. You are a #liar and a complete #fraud. #my2k #benghazi #democrat #tgdn

49m Bingham ?@BinghamForReal
@barackobama did you use my #40dollars on a round of golf or hair color treatment? Is it fun lying to American public? #FiscalCliff #MY2K

54m Joe Grimaldi ?@joe_jg928
#my2k-Regulate social programs in association with increased income 4 the average worker-Improves ppls economy-reduces spending no 1 hurt
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57m Megan Stiles ?@meganstiles
RT @DailyCaller: White House online '#My2K' campaign fails as US workers' payroll taxes increase - http://bit.ly/Zx2HKV


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Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases


Why should they be shocked and angry? They voted for it.







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