“Why is my paycheck less this week?”

Hey, if Twitchy can get that happy SEO-action, so can I.

Anyway, the answer to the question “Why is my paycheck less this week?” is simple: the payroll tax cut finally expired, mostly because the Democrats had no intention of letting THAT one stick around and the GOP didn’t have the leverage to make it permanent like it did the cuts to under-$400K taxpayers and the AMT fixed-once-and-for-all.  Hijinks are even now ensuing, as people discover that the only good tax cut is a permanent tax cut.

Hey, but look on the bright side!  All those Democrats in the executive branch are still there to be very proactive when it comes to the plight of the poor.  They have to be; after all, it’s in their best long-term interests if there’s as many poor people as possible to watch over…

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