Obama’s low information voters are shocked their taxes went up in cliff deal

This is pathetic, but morbidly funny at the same time. The low information voters who believed Obama’s fairy tale that he was only going to raise taxes on those evil one-percenters are now faced with a cold reality: nearly 80 percent of U.S. households will see their taxes rise an average of $1635 this year, primarily due to the payroll tax increase from 4.2% back to 6.2%. That they didn’t know this was coming was sadly predictable for Obama voters, but now that it’s finally sinking in and they’re coming to the realization that they’ll have to cut back on lottery tickets and Polar Pops so their hero can serve more pork to his political cronies, they’re not happy about it. Via Joseph Curl:

“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.”


“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”?

I don’t know what’s funnier. That they’re directing such acrimony at their Messiah, or that they seem genuinely surprised to discover that Obama lied when he claimed he would only raise taxes on a few “millionaires and billionaires”? I can’t wait to hear what these people say when they’re faced with the reality of skyrocketing premiums and various taxes and penalties as a result of Obamacare kicking in. My guess is they’ll be equally shocked: “What happened to that free health care Obama promised me”? If nothing else, this will be interesting to watch.

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