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White House Pretends Taxes Haven't Gone Up on Middle Class After Fiscal Cliff Deal

americathebeautiful Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:53 AM
By the way, maryanne, at the time of that debate over the 16th Amendment, it was suggested that a maximum of 5% tax consequence should be added to the bill, but that was ridiculed by most saying that NO government would ever tax their citizens 5% or more of their income; therefore, they determined that it was UNnecessary to add that 5% clause.

Despite Americans seeing a two percent jump in their Social Security taxes and less money in their bank accounts after the fiscal cliff deal was signed via auto pen on behalf of President Obama last week, the White House is pretending rates stayed the same. In an email to supporters yesterday, White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe wrote:

Hello --

I'll tell you what keeps driving me every day: the knowledge that people like you have our backs.

When President Obama asked you to make your voices heard to keep taxes from...