I haven't gotten my first paycheck of 2013 yet, but because I'm a person who pays some attention to the goings-on in our country, I'm well aware that it will be significantly lower than my last paycheck of 2012.
And it's not just the payroll tax thing. My health insurance premiums went up (thanks for nothing, Obamacare!), I've started a contribution to the United Way, and I've upped the amount I'm contributing to my flexible spending account. So yeah - I'm expecting a major plummet in my net take home pay.
But the jokers in this column? They were shocked - SHOCKED I SAY - that even though they voted for Obama, somehow their paychecks are lower. And they're not even part of the 1%!!!!
Some of the quotes were positively hysterical. BEHOLD:
"My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand. What happened?” - Democratic Underground commenter
“Really, how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama!” - Twitter
"F***ing Obama! F*** you! This taking out more taxes s*** better f***ing help me out!! Very upset to see my paycheck less today!” - Twitter
"Obama I did not vote for you so you can take away alot of money from my checks.” - Twitter
“Obama is the biggest f***ing liar in the world. Why the f*** did I vote for him?" - Twitter