For months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, supporters of President Obama could not wait to help reelect him for a second term while praising him that he would stand on his word to raise taxes on the wealthy. What they didn't know is that they were not immune as their paychecks are now smaller and they are wondering how it happened.
Since the beginning of the year and today, Obama supporters have been sending out tweets of disappointment and regret and wonder how they even voted for Obama and why this is happening to them.
A sample of the tweets include:
Twitter user Dave Cardenas15 tweeted, “Obama is the biggest f**king liar in the world why the f*ck did I vote for him.”
Another Twitter user said, “Idk why but I feel like I'ma regret voting for Obama.”
Some of the users wish they had voted for Mitt Romney as expressed by Warren G who tweeted, “I should have voted for Romney, I want a do over.”
Hilda Brown, a user on Warren G's Twitter account replied back and said, “You're entitled to your own opinion but do you really think Romney would have done a better job than Obama?”
Warren G responded, “My paycheck says yes.”
The site Twitchy, owned by conservative Michelle Malkin has exposed more disgruntled Obama supporters and their complaints.
While middle-class democrats are coming to the realization that their taxes are going up, warnings of impending increases were previously noted.
Hayley Peterson of the UK’s Mail Online news site reported on Jan. 3, 2012 that “Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.”
Peterson also said, “Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more - or an additional $2,711 - in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent - or up to $1,784 - the D.C.-based think tank reported. Overall, nearly 80 percent of households will pay more money to the federal government as a result of the fiscal cliff deal.”
The Tax Policy Center points out that the taxes are increasing for most people is the result of allowing the two-percentage point payroll tax reduction to expire and allowing taxes associated with Obama’s health care legislation to take effect.