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New York Times Realizes New Taxes Hurt Poor the Most

Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:03 AM
Nevermind that it was Democrats that originally pushed the legislation that provided the TEMPORARY break in payroll taxes opposed by Republicans (Tax breaks are only good when they benefit the wealthy most, not lowly peasants). Note that there's a current proposal out there to once again cut the payroll tax. It is once again being pushed by Democrats and opposed by Republicans. Funny to watch the spin (quack) doctors at Townhall trying to put that on those tax and spend democrats rather than the spend and don't tax (at least not rich people) Republicans.
h20skier2 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:11 AM
Yeah, it is good idea to cut the income for a program with an unfunded liability of $20 trillion. We kept hearing that the Bush tax cuts were only for the rich. At the end of last year all we heard was that if the tax cuts were not extended those same tax cuts were for the low and middle class.

It is easy being a Democrat when you can promise people everything they want and the person behind the tree will pay for it.
Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:03 AM
A link for those that might actually want to learn something on the subject...
DSMike Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:06 AM
Meanwhile Krugman is writing what the left really wants high taxes all around and Death Panels...nice ideology...
Bufa Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:06 AM
It was a stupid idea to begin with shorting a already troubled program.
It makes the fix all the more difficult if and when you idiots open your eyes and see that it needs to be fixed.
We are not holding out much hope for that to happen.
h20skier2 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:12 AM
Why didn't Obama push for the extension? He never did.
Kyll-Why-T Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 3:28 PM
For the same reason Buffa wasn't really a great idea to begin with, making a too expensive program all the more expensive. I was simply pointing out that the right wants to complain that middle class taxes went up, but also were the ones pushing that point. Political game playing anyone?

When many Americans received their first paycheck of 2013, they wondered why their paychecks were smaller. Obama supporters in particular were baffled, wondering why they were seeing less pay when they had just voted for a President who promised they would never see a tax increase, that after all was reserved for "rich" people. The first Friday in January, Google was flooded with the question, "Why is my paycheck smaller?" Workers took to Twitter and asked the same question.

Now, even the New York Times is realizing who the the newest payroll taxes hurt the most: poor...