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New York Times Realizes New Taxes Hurt Poor the Most

Pistol Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 3:43 PM
Those poll statistics are meaningless and deceptive. What's it matter if 99 % believe the country is worse off if they don't care and don't let it affect their vote. Single issue voters won the last election. Those who get a gov't check, be they welfare or on SS, fear losing the check. A tanking economy means nothing to them. Young single women fear losing abortion privileges: they don't know and don't care about macroeconomic matters. Unions and gov't workers make up another leg, and naïve softhearted weakminded moonbeams bring up the rear. Together these are a majority. Until they realize they are trying to create a free lunch, our deterioration continues.

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...