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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:19 AM

I work with several idiots who are furious at Obama for the drop in their paychecks

We all make about the same wage, and the reduction was a few bucks, but they're howling as though Obama personally reached intot their bank accounts and destroyed their lives' savings. Typical tax-n-spend Liberals, they say.

When I bring up the billions lost for millionaire tax cuts and the trillion lost in two Bush-started wars, they dismiss these as irrelevant. "What have you done for me lately?" they ask.


Idiots.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:21 AM

1. They are furious a majority elected him again

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:24 AM

2. The GOP said stimulus spending doesn't work.

That's the House they elected at work.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:26 AM

3. It was the tax holiday to reduce SS sor a short time with the knowledge that it would expire. If

They paid attention maybe it would not be a surprise, and maybe they would not have elected republicans that got us to where we are

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:34 AM

4. I think they are smart

they are gonna use this anger

to make sure he does not get re-elected in 2016.

You just watch, I am betting that Obama will not be re-elected in 2016.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:34 AM

5. That is why it wasn't a good thing to do in the first place. It is just like

the Bush tax cuts imagine how they would bitch if their income taxes went up. The higher income people aren't any worse than us. If none of those tax cuts were ever made we wouldn't have a 16 trillion dollar debt. Bush was the worst thing ever happened to this country in my lifetime.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:35 AM

6. Tell them "their" fucking boys Boner & Turtle-face could have negotiated

for that reduction to continue... but they were too busy trying to keep those tax cuts for their rich friends. They never even mentioned it. Meanwhile, PO, who had no reason to want to continue the payroll break, was making sure your idiot co-workers didn't get their taxes raised (assuming they make less than $400k)... Which, by the way, saved them more money in their checks than the 2% payroll reduction did.

So what's really pissing them off... oh yeah, Obama!

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:31 AM

15. Exactly. And by paying into it, their Social Security will be there for their sorry asses.

If Romney won, their SS would have been turned over to Wall Street and their Medicare would have consisted of a coupon.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:38 AM

7. They will 'get over it' after a while.

Every ignoramus does. Short-span memory.

Especially when the elected tearorists will start doing their hostage-taking idiocy every month.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:38 AM

8. It was congressional Republicans who blocked the extension of the FICA holiday

 

Tell 'em that.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:47 AM

9. PO wanted to keep the payroll tax holiday. Republicans ended it so they could say PO

raised taxes, because they are liars.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:49 AM

10. Tell those right wing assholes to get used to it because we're just getting started.

 

It's time for you to pay for your wars dumbasses.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:55 AM

11. And of course they praised Obama when they got the payroll tax holiday in 2011

Right?

That's what I thought.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:33 AM

16. LOL.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:09 AM

12. Need some help, please.

This thread reminds me of a thread I am trying to find, wherein a DUer was quoted in a right wing article expressing distress over this "tax increase" for the middle class. They twisted the post, as the DUer simply meant that he was prepared all along for this cut in FICA, and that a lot of dems did not support this, as it undercut SS funds. I need to send it to a friend, who believed the article. I promised to show her the original post, and cannot find it anywhere.

If you know the post I seek, please private message me. I would be very grateful. Juajen

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Response to juajen (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:13 AM

13. the one was deleted

that was used on Limbaugh. Trumad wrote one as well - in favor of the increase.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:16 AM

14. Everything is Obama's fault

People think that the president (particularly when its a Democratic president) is responsible for everything that happens, even if he has a hostile Congress. People are so ignorant about politics in this country, the true power lies in Congress. And the Republicans in congress did not want to extend the payroll tax cut. They should be blaming the Republicans.

I'm not a cheerleader of Obama but people have to stop being so ignorant, sheesh.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:07 AM

17. Prez Obama..

is also responsible for the breakup of the Beatles, the death of Twinkies, the supernova of 1067 and the premature ending of Gilligan's Island, from what I've heard. Probably just hearsay, though.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:49 AM

18. Sorry to do a hit and run

I wasn't online much after posting last night.

Of course, everything I've written in that discussion has been dismiised with the carch all "Obama is president now and has to accept responsibillity."

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