Online outrage as 'fiscal' fix hits paychecks
Obama supporters shocked by missing money
- Duration 6:56
- Date Jan 8, 2013
Obama supporters shocked by missing money
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A new year brings a new frustration for every American worker well most of them.
Smaller paychecks we told you last week how Washington did nothing to stop -- 2% hike in your Social Security tax and now.
Liberals and conservatives alike are taking their frustrations to the web in a fight -- quickly gone viral.
One -- getting some attention comes from -- -- left leaning website democratic underground and reads quote.
What happens that my Social Security with holdings in my paycheck just went up.
My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don't feel -- -- I guarantee this decrease is gonna hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand what happened.
Joining me now Leslie Marshall as a syndicated radio talk show host for the Leslie Marshall show dot com -- -- Fox News contributor.
And Chris Plante has also already a talk show host on the Chris Plante show all right welcome back guys so.
This is this anecdotally is being talked about by everybody here I mean I get it you know.
Everywhere I go out people are discussing the fact that their paychecks are a lot smaller.
Because I think there is some surprise they thought only the rich we're gonna take the hit but it turns -- -- 7% of Americans.
Got a tax hike on January 1 that the president and congress.
Chris your thoughts.
It's almost hilarious says that -- made it.
If it weren't so pathetic.
They were suckered they were lied to they were told the truth by politicians in Washington and by their friends in the -- news media.
And you know I'm sorry people voted for big government.
And it's got to be paid for this this payroll tax holiday as it was called a euphemism.
Was just a shell game that was designed to have to play games in the first place when it was implemented in 2009.
And if you want big government if you want Social Security you've got to pay import and guess what while these people were expressing outrage on these liberal web -- We're convinced that somebody else was going to pay the bill which is why they voted for Barack Obama in the first place.
We're all gonna have to pay for government -- expensive you're gonna pay for I'm gonna pay for -- welcome to the party.
Here's just one example this is from Democrat under underground Leslie.
Somebody writes my paycheck just went down so my -- this hurts us but everybody says it's a good thing so I guess we just suck it up and get used to it.
I caught a tax increase on the middle class I wonder what they call it.
I mean is a tax increase on the middle class is really no way around that is there.
There's no way around the fact that -- -- in America is going to be.
Paying more but we have to look at why this happened when the president first came to the table of Republicans one of the first things I think it was the first thing that he said is.
We need to extend the payroll tax cut Republican said now Democrats refashion that and said okay let's have any.
Make work tax.
All support for the benefit of the American people Republicans said -- to that so I find it ironic especially when there is say.
Republican majority in the house that the Democrats and the president are being blamed for something that the Republicans quite frankly blot upon themselves and Chris.
You guys on the right should be happy there's more money going to Social Security.
Because you always said that wasn't enough money for it to last in hip funds for generational -- look over it or I didn't fly back to you Chris Leslie.
Who signed the law.
The president signed a lot of what we always know who are -- negotiation.
We always -- a negotiation was going to be a compromise on.
And that was about it and I knew what he want to stop that both parties are to blame the Republicans won -- that text to go up and President Obama signed it they can't be blaming the other.
-- the deal was done.
They both did it they both raise taxes on the rich and they both raise taxes on people -- 7% of the working population that's the facts.
That you -- about what is right because -- -- points out.
You Republicans and argued we got the sense Social Security Social Security -- justice segment is running out of money in twenty years so we need the money.
But the point is people are upset and they didn't see it coming and now they feel like it's gonna be tax tax tax that isn't necessarily disclose and explain to them before the fact.
Well Leslie just said -- you know we're gonna have to raise taxes and Nancy Pelosi is coming back and say we're gonna have to raise taxes -- -- big plan after raising taxes on the rich.
It is to raise taxes again.
Yeah you know we've got to pay Leslie for Social Security some way or another and the people -- -- this is a -- -- security -- always been a sort of a shell game also.
And in and it's that redistribution scheme where money is transferred from the young to the old.
-- -- this is a reality and pretending that we can perpetuate these holidays in perpetuity and opening -- after after ever have to report.
Is delusional I mean -- everybody in this town on LSD or what.
Think that government consumes.
Money it has to get that money from some -- and the idea that 2% of the population is going to have their taxes increase by four point 5% and that's gonna solve our problems.
Isn't Joseph gets.
Don't see -- -- going well is that the president when he gave the folks this tax holiday you know by its definition the holidays only temporary.
And so he sort of said -- is going to be temporary to try to stimulate the economy and then then it's gonna go away.
Now it's gonna wave is sort of like people really believe you know they can they get it enjoy it and they -- -- keep enjoying it but that's not the way it works.
Now it isn't an although I'm not on LSD I will agree with Chris about something which is that.
You know if we want things from our government we have to pay for it and you know what Chris you know and the Republicans especially in the house and the senate can you know.
It give your Social Security you know what I'm saying -- disturb you that somewhere else that's an option and I've never seen anybody take that.
Never -- so that's that's that's really sort of absurd.
You know -- let's the government has not reviewed our government programs don't detect the benefit from a government program that's -- -- -- -- -- -- Republicans have been arguing that we need to pay for the government we have now if that seems irrational.
That we're operating on different planes.
Because I in my life and I'm sure you and your life.
Don't spend 320000.
Dollars a year if you take in 200000 dollars -- the government takes -- -- -- we spend 3.3 -- that.
Can't go on OK and pretending that we don't have to pay for it and we're gonna give this back to you and your paycheck every month and that's -- fuel the economy.
Has been all -- all along and I'm glad that people who frequent and liberal web sites are waking up to the facts of the world that.
I'll leave you with this begin a liberal as a -- full -- number five controller -- This is that the -- Alex magistrates.
Obama I did not vote for you say you can take away a lot of money from my checks -- up up up up.
Very simple and so simple point that's not what Alex wanted to see happen but.
I gotta go panel we're gonna talk with presumed it coming up in just a bit about the Nancy Pelosi promised on raising taxes even more.
Thank you Leslie thank you Chris.
Thanks thank you -- --