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.


  1. Buck O'Fama said,

    January 11, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Let’s get real here – this was a TEMPORARY cut passed in 2011 which had to be renewed again in 2012. It was UNLIKELY to be renewed again because Social Security is foundering as it is with so many people retiring or going on disability due to the unexpected non-recovery recovery. Plus, Obama got what he wanted out of this ploy, which was to be re-elected, but now he can’t run again, so….

    A little object lesson for the naive – pay some attention to what your “representatives” in government are actually doing instead of playing video games and texting your BFF all day. You’ll be better prepared for crap like this next time. And there WILL be a next time.

  2. Supercoolin said,

    January 12, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    How Stupid can you be? Stop the friggin complaining. The Liberals all shout we are not paying enough taxes and then as soon as they raise the taxes you complain the loudest. Be honest, what you liberals really want is for everybody but you to pay higher taxes. You think, “the other guy” isn’t paying enough taxes, everybody but you needs to pay more. Face it, you can’t give it away unless you are willing to pay for it. 30 million un-documented “visitors” are very expensive. Once you open your eyes and send a majority of our specail guests home and quit having to pay for them, we will have the money for our own needs and taxes can go down. of course that is after the 16 trillion we have been giving away is paid back first. Just imagine what you personal life would be like if you owed 5 times what you made each year ans still wanted to borrow 40 cents on a dollar? The banks would laugh it you just like the rest of the world is laughing at our President. How stupid can we be going forward?

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