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Sticking it to the Middle Class

lshort Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:57 AM
Other than the 2% payroll tax, where in this article are you talking about the middle class? Don't get me wrong--I'm not a fan of the "fiscal cliff" bill that got passed--but I'm trying to connect the title of this article to most of its contents and not seeing where that happens.

Easily duped, millions of voters dutifully believed Barack Obama's and the Democrats' campaign rhetoric that they only wanted to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires – out of “fairness”.   But, once re-election was in the bag, things changed.  Surprise!

Instead of "protecting the middle class" as the campaign blather promised, Obama insisted on a 2 percent increase in the payroll tax as part of the final legislation.  That will mean significantly higher tax bills for every working family regardless of income level.  For someone making $50,000 per year, the government will be taking an additional $1,000 out of their...