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Be Not Fooled: 77% of Americans Will Pay Higher Taxes

danna123 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:59 AM
The populace demands medicare and social security, yet complain when they have to pay the 2% tax that will fund it. The public has been perfectly dumbed down to where they fully belive everytuhing from the Government is free
scrow Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:27 AM
Actually, people complain when they extra 2% goes to something other than Social Security and Medicare.

Is that 2% going to pay for _my_ Social Security? Or is it paying for someone else's?
doug3694 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:50 AM
Agree Danna. I'm on the right of center side, but this is a fake issue.
Timothy32 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:20 AM
Its not 2% that we pay for it it15% just the side peolpe get withholded is 6% employer or self employed pay both side as an actual check. who are you kiding.
RufusTFirefly Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:18 AM
I agree with you danna. I would like to see it put like that to the public. What is more important to you, a 2% tax cut or maintaining current levels of medicare and social security??
Both the Senate and the House passed legislation yesterday to avert and delay the fiscal cliff. But make no mistake - every worker on a company payroll is going to see a tax increase. Take a close look at the first paycheck of 2013 and compare it with the last one of 2012.

The reason is that, while income tax rates have been largely preserved outside of upper income-earners, payroll taxes are going up on everyone by 2%. In 2011, Congress passed a one-year extension of a temporary payroll tax cut, from 6.2% to 4.2%. It's heading back to 6.2%,...