Amazingly, there were a small handful of Voices of Reason (aka "Freeper trolls") calling people out for trying to blame this on Bush.
I had so many calls today asking why their checks were less than they had been. The first thing I thought was "do you live in a vacuum? Have you not paid any attention to the news?". But I didn't voice that. Funny, not one person called to tell me that they had MORE in their check when the reduction took effect.