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Hey Dummies, Your Taxes Went Up Too!

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“SAY HUH?”

God bless the stupid people … they just can’t help it. Caught up in the euphoria of their class warfare “victory” during the fiscal cliff debate, millions of Americans getting their first paychecks of 2013 received an unexpected surprise this week.

They’re making less money …

Starting on January 1, 2013, the employee portion of the federal government’s payroll tax rose from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent – for everybody. In fact the average American worker will see his or her paycheck reduced by $80 a month thanks to this tax hike. All told, we’re looking at an estimated $120 million getting sucked out of the private sector and pumped into government – specifically our unsustainable Social Security entitlement program.

Will any of these (mostly middle-class) workers see a dime of that Social Security money?

Ha! Don’t be silly …

Liberal middle class voters need to pay attention. All that talk from the administration of Barack Obama about protecting their interests was just that … talk. And while thousands of them are predictably irate over getting bamboozled, what are they going to do? Vote “Republican?” That’s not gonna work – the GOP is every bit as bad on taxes and spending as Democrats are.

Obama and Boehner: Middle Class champions?

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Not only did fellow middle class panderer Mitt Romney endorse this tax hike, an overwhelming majority of “Republican” U.S. Senators – including Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) voted for it. So did eighty-five “Republicans” in the U.S. House of Representatives.

And yet GOP operatives want to rail on the stupidity of liberal voters? Here’s a news flash: Republican voters are liberal voters, too. They’re just in denial about it.

Ideology aside, the economic realities here are painfully self-evident: Tax hikes on upper income earners stunt economic growth by reducing jobs and investment. Meanwhile tax hikes on lower- and middle-income earners stunt growth by reducing consumption. With “bipartisan” support, our federal government has done both of these things in 2013 …

Can’t wait to see how that works out for them …

And as for all the Democratic and “Republican” dummies who swallowed all the pro-middle class rhetoric emanating from their elected officials last year, we’ve got one thing to say to you …

“What is ya, ig-n’rant?”

Wait, you don’t need to answer that question …

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