I don’t tweet, but these twits do:
Gabriella Hoffman’s paycheck is a little lighter today, thanks to a payroll tax increase that is forcing millions of Americans to make the kind of tough budget cuts their representatives in Washington lawmakers seem unwilling to tackle.
The looming hit to Americans’ paychecks has been a hot topic around water coolers nationwide, as well as online, where several forums have been created for taxpayers to commiserate with their lighter wallets. On Twitter, #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek has been a trending topic as most U.S. workers have either already seen less green or are preparing to do so.
“Well, looks like we’re starting to pay back all of the money we’ve spent, without cutting back spending,” one posting read.
Another user cited the need for the U.S. government to “refill the Social Security ‘lockbox’” before stealing from it again as the reason paychecks are smaller.
Other postings chose to politicize the end of the tax cut that was part of the fiscal pact passed by Congress last week.
“Seems to me that anybody who is paid a check for working is considered ‘the rich’ in Obama’s world,” Jeff Hobbs of Texas wrote Wednesday.
Another posting read: “Hey Liberals, #YourPaycheckIsLowerThisWeek because you voted for the job KILLER, not the job SAVER!”
I’ve heard the same thing today. People are beginning to wake up to the reality of what we have done. But the taxes are the least of it. Wait till they see ObamaCare.
PS: Obama was widely seen as the “winner” on the fiscal cliff deal. So this is all on him, like bird doo.