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White House Pretends Taxes Haven’t Gone Up on Middle Class After Fiscal Cliff Deal

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Despite Americans seeing a two percent jump in their Social Security taxes and less money in their bank accounts after the fiscal cliff deal was signed via auto pen on behalf of President Obama last week, the White House is pretending rates stayed the same. In an email to supporters yesterday, White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe wrote:

Hello –

I’ll tell you what keeps driving me every day: the knowledge that people like you have our backs.

When President Obama asked you to make your voices heard to keep taxes from going up on the middle class, people from all over the country, folks in every state spoke out. More than 130,000 of you sent in stories to the White House website. There were times these past few weeks when our Twitter feeds were positively overwhelmed by people joining the debate using the #My2k hashtag.

So we put your stories on the front page of the White House website. We asked you to stand behind the President when he laid out his position on this debate at the White House. The President went and met with one family who had shared their story. The Vice President sat down with another for lunch.

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h/t  The Doktor

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  1. BILL

    January 11th, 2013

    so what?

    upcoming outlawing of private ownership of guns

    life time secret service protection for the emperor

    fundamental transformation of the country

    illegal immigrant amnesty

    destruction of private health care system

    return to destructive tax rates

    payoffs out of treasury to political supporters

    we all know the list of crimes and yet no action from anyone.

    when will we take action

    will we all take up arms and meet at ann barnhardts house to save her from being homeless?

    just what will be the spark that lights this powder keg off!

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  2. Noodengr

    January 11th, 2013

    maybe he figures his followers are too stupid to even do the math when they look at their paychecks.
    Oh wait, most of them get EBT and other hand outs and do not get paychecks earned from real work so it is true they won’t notice.

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  3. thirdtwin

    January 11th, 2013

    It will come out, and when it does, it will be the GOP’s fault. They are still working on the narrative.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 11th, 2013

    I’ll tell you what keeps driving me every day: the knowledge that people like you have our backs.

    “The fact that we keep stabbing you in yours is a never ending source of amusement to all of us in the White House. We can’t believe you actually fell for all that socialist bullshit and voted for 0bama again.”

    Questions: is Plouffter’s statement about having our backs a somewhat veiled reference to a fore-knowledge of coming violence? And if the O-bots have their backs, does that mean they will be used as cannon-fodder to keep elite casualties to a bare minimum?

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  5. beachmom

    January 11th, 2013

    My husband got a small raise. About 1 1/2%. He now takes home about $89 less per pay period.

    How is that not affecting the middle class?

    Of course, it was no surprise to those of us who have never believed anything Sir Golfsalot says.

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  6. pdwalker

    January 11th, 2013

    Tell a big enough lie, long enough…

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  7. louisiana_mom

    January 11th, 2013

    I believe the Progressives have used their oldest trick of rebranding… Today, in their view the “middle class” is the welfare moochers and the “wealthy” is anyone with a job (even a part-time minimum wage job).

    If you substitue welfare moochers when they talk about “middle class” and job holders with “wealthy” then all their rhetoric and actions begin to make sense.

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  8. Diann

    January 11th, 2013

    Never underestimate the importance of his largest supporter base not paying any taxes. Taxes do not effect them. They’re the folks that, if they have a job, not only get back every single penny of withholding, but also get additional money from the treasury in the form of “tax credits.” These people not only do not contribute to the tax base, they are the beneficiaries of the tax base.

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  9. RightWinger

    January 11th, 2013

    I guess that letter was only meant for the eyes of OWS delinquints and those that work under the table jobs for cash.

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 11th, 2013

    @louisiana_mom — Thank you. It all makes sense now!

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  11. Twellsy

    January 11th, 2013

    And I’m sure all those 130,000 storys were just what they were asking for.

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