This article points out everything that is screwed up with how Americans view our fiscal policy. First, Social Security is allegedly a social insurance system. People should be paying in at a rate that will pay for the benefits they get. Social Security tax reductions are the same as not contributing to your IRA or 401k.
Second, the article leaves unsaid that this “Fiscal Cliff Deal” did not address the fundamental problem — that Americans want spending at a certain level and are unwilling to pay for it. If America truly wants Obama’s Socialism, there is going to have to be a huge Middle Class tax hike to pay for it. Way too many people don’t understand that and think that this silly tax hike on “the rich” is going to solve everything.
And finally, people should have been expecting a tax increase. They voted the Dems back into office which means that Obamacare is going to take effect. Were people stupid enough to think that Obamacare wasn’t going to hike their taxes?