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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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  • conservativemama

    But it’s so sad to know that high information voters, like ourselves, live at the mercy of these idiots.  I’m telling you, people with college degrees are every bit as low info as the jaywalkers that Leno shows on TV.  I work with people who have BAs, MAs, PhDs, and they know so little about so much.  Plus, it’s more than being a low information voter, they’re bad information voters.  What Reagan said, they know so much but so much of what they know is wrong.

    And it’s worse when they vote for Obama, then complain about everything that he’s implementing.  I cannot believe the shocking, shocking ignorance.  Cognitive dissonance on a national scale.

    Teach your children.  I have and they can spot bias a mile away.  They come home and tell me what their teachers taught.  Unreal.  But we talk it out and I of course teach them what I think.

    • socon

       The teaching never ends.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Surprise.  This is what happens when you let others do your thinking for you.  It’s almost not possible that so many people can be this clueless, but there it is.  The fantasy world is starting to collapse on them.  I suppose the good way to look at this is that we are all the hated rich now.  Everyone’s taxes will go up and people will be losing their jobs because employers cannot keep their employees until the economy picks up.  Oh, wait!  That isn’t going to happen anytime soon. 

  • BermudaBob

    Disingenuous media leads to low information voters. Maybe some of the "idiots" will realize their sources of information are why they are so ill-informed. Hope springs eternal!   :-) 

    • socon

       Don’t hold your breath.  Unfortunately, American herd-thinkers abound!

  • The_Questman

    The payroll taxes didn’t go up they just came back. The part that was being paid was the employer’s portion. This money is what goes to pay Social Security and medicare. It should have never been tapped in the first place. But the tax thing isn’t over. Obama hasn’t even started his second term. He will demand more and more spending requiring more and more revenue. Taxes is all he knows what to do. His JOB stimulus bills have only filled the coffers of Unions and haven’t really created any jobs. The jobs that were created cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars per job. Obama knows nothing of economics except Marxist economics. The kind he studied all his life.

  • TENCOLE

    My father always said that  the voting age should be 25 and that people should have to take a test before they got their "voter’s card"……that’s sure ringing true these days. *sigh*

    Doug, this piece is spot on. John Ziegler is an a$$, but your piece reminds me of that video clip from his "Media Malpractise" documentary……..the part where he’s asking Obama supporters questions and they couldn’t answer them…..except the ones about Palin. 

    • BermudaBob

       And most of those inaccurately!

    • socon

      The only problem I have with the 25 year old age voting requirement is asking 18 year olds to fight and die for our country but not allow them to vote.  Just doesn’t seem fair to me.

      • Lipstick

         Easy. If you are a veteran or currently serving, you can vote once 18 years of age. A perk for those who serve.

        • socon

          I don’t think it would stand up in court.

  • TSM_Admin

    I’m sure there are more surprises to come. Wait another month when everybody has new tax rates and taxes of various kinds and has had time to analyze and see where it is going!

  • Nancy6

    It’s amazing that this has even penetrated the unbelievably clueless Obama voters’ fantasy world!
    Gomer Pyle had a better grip on the realities of life, than these loons.

    • socon

       That’s an insult to Gomer!  lol

  • 56Survivor

    …..poetic justice…..

  • Quiet_Righty

    Let’s check back on these losers when their employers begin cutting them back to part-time because of Obamacare.

  • MurphycatII

    The beauty (maybe a bad choice of word) for us, of the whole Obama scam, is that eventually it will collapse.  Try and insulate yourself and family, from the pain, the collapse will cause.  If we do not at least try to do that, we are low information folks too!

  • http://twitter.com/Dan1231 Walter Sobchak

    I’m overcome with schadenfreude. Seeing these dumb bastards miserable and angry with the object of their cult-worship almost makes it worth paying more in taxes.

  • randomuser12345

    If you’re unhappy about the payroll tax holiday ending, thank the senate Republicans. 
    "Senate Republicans wouldn’t extend the payroll-tax holiday. "
    http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/01/01/payroll-tax-cut-expires-how-much-more-will-you-pay/

    • John_Frank

      Look, a first time poster, who blames Republicans with a misleading quote.

      The full quote reads:

      "The fiscal cliff deal reached by the White House and Senate Republicans wouldn’t extend the payroll-tax holiday."

      The reality is that Obama could have rejected the draft bill, if the White House really wanted payroll taxes not to go up.

      Besides, all but 2 Senate Democrats voted for the bill.

      P.S. Why are you here?

    • socon

       RandomThinker is more like it.

  • John_Frank

    Doug, thanks for bringing this article to people’s attention.

  • nkthgreek

    Figured it was only a matter of time before the President became an equal opportunity shafter:  Sorry folks, he doesn’t need your vote anymore.

  • SteveBayrd

    Low Information Voters, Gadflies, Social Freeloaders, Self-inflicted Race Victims and, as Lenin called them, Useful Idiots… all brought to a voting booth near you by the Marxist-infiltrated and dominated American education system. 

  • $7566967

    Low information voters? Is that French for morons?

    The stupidest, most illiterate, ignorant, easily frightened, conspiratorial minded, least employable and least self-reliant people in this country ALL worship at Obama’s altar.  The only solace I have is that they now get to suffer with the rest of us.

  • friskyness

    The problem is people who didn’t vote for Obama also got the tax hike…..it should only be for the stupid people who voted for Obama…..now Obama has no fear of the voter……the voters let him lose and the GOPe don’t want to stop him……………

  • Lemuel Vargas

    Well, as posted by me several times already here, karma is a biach. And that karma will get even worse once the Obamacare kicks in. It will become a bureaucratic nightmare because it is more than 2,000 pages long and it will take an army to interpret whatever is written in there.

    The problem with this is we the people who saw thru Obamas Big Lies will also suffer the consequences while those in Congress will not because Obama just gave them a payraise together with Biden and him, too presumably.

  • Political Info

    The two-year 2% payroll tax cut expiration wasn’t in the fiscal cliff deal.  It was set to expire deal or no deal.  And "no deal" is what tea party folks were calling for anyway.

    It’s correct to say low information voters weren’t paying attention to what the fiscal cliff actually entailed.  But to say Obama hiked their payroll tax is just as incorrect… and likely stated by people being purposefully dishonest (for some odd reason) or… they’re "low information voters" themselves.

    • socon

      Stop whining.  You want big government, you need to pony up and pay for it.

      I think it’s awesome Obama gets blamed for these tax hikes.  Love it.

  • Joshua Thuma

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