Few items I have seen have offered the bitter satisfaction of this post on far-left Democratic Underground:
My paycheck just went down by an amount I don't feel comfortable with.
Yes, friend, welcome to Obama's America. That particular poster is complaining about the expiration of the temporary 2% payroll tax cut, but the sentiment is going to be echoed all across America pretty soon.
Don't forget that there will also be ObamaCare tax increases, a whole host of new regulations, and lots more intrusion from a newly-empowered nanny state for people to experience. Right now, it's easy for the GOP to feel as though maybe the country has changed in some fundamental way with the re-election of President Obama. But keep in mind that he managed to insulate people to some degree from the effects of his policies for the last four years; now, it's actually time to pay.
And now we'll really learn whether the country has changed so that people across the board are willing to subsidize the kind of government Obama wants to "give" us -- or whether it all sounded good when he offered the implicit, false promise that everyone could have more, with only the evil "rich" paying for it.