What happened that my Social Security withholdings in my paycheck just went up? a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. My paycheck just went down by an amount that I dont feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over 400 grand. What happened? Shocker. Democrats who supported the presidents re-election just had NO idea that his steadfast pledge to raise taxes meant that he was really going to raise taxes. They thought he planned to just hit those filthy 1 percenters, you know, the ones who earned fortunes through their inventiveness and hard work. They thought the free ride would continue forever. So this week, as taxes went up for millions of Americans which Republicans predicted throughout the campaign would happen it was fun to watch the agoggery of the left. I know to expect between $93 and $94 less in my paycheck on the 15th, wrote the ironically named RomneyLies. My boyfriend has had a lot of expenses and is feeling squeezed right now, and having his paycheck shrink really didnt help, wrote DemocratToTheEnd. BlueIndyBlue added: Many of my friends didnt realize it, either. Our payroll department didnt do a good job of explaining the coming changes. So lets explain something to our ill-informed Democratic friends. In 2009, Mr. Obama enacted a holiday on the payroll tax deduction from employees paychecks, dropping the rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. But like the holidays, the drop ended, and like New Years, the revelers woke up the next morning with a massive hangover and a pounding head. CURL: Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases - Washington Times These ardent Democrat/Obama supporters are now ASKING "Did Obama LIE when he pledged""" "I can make a firm pledge: Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.