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WSJ: How Much Will Your Taxes Jump?

4:01 pm - 01/15/2013

In the nick of time, and amid much political drama, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on New Year's Day—averting massive tax increases for nearly all earners that were slated to take effect Jan. 1

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More at the   Source   but I had to post this photo... I seriously can't tell if this is supposed to be satire or not. Those example couples are jaw-dropping. 
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layweed 16th-Jan-2013 02:22 am (UTC)
Some of those deductions are like almost about as much as my entire annual salary. I'm not even gonna start on the income.
lykomancer 16th-Jan-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
All of the amounts they pay in are thousands more-- sometimes double-- the highest I've ever made in a year. :(
d00ditsemily 16th-Jan-2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Along with the tax act my husbands SS tax was raised. He got a raise but we still see a $10 deduction a month. Thankfully he only loses $10 a month. He doesn't make even 50k a year.
slrcosmos 16th-Jan-2013 02:32 am (UTC)
I would like to make as much as some of these scenarios pay in taxes. The social security increase costs me $25 a paycheck which hurts when I'm already struggling. My parents combined income isn't even any of these and my dad's income is the lower six figures. There is a tiny, tiny, tiny violin playing somewhere for these 'people'
romp 16th-Jan-2013 02:46 am (UTC)
That's silly.
umi_mikazuki 16th-Jan-2013 03:07 am (UTC)
My response to the examples:

nitasee 16th-Jan-2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
I applaud both your gif and you icon. Excellent.
liret 16th-Jan-2013 03:08 am (UTC)
That single mother making 260k a year looks like she doesn't know how she's going to survive under the crushing burden of her higher taxes.
wrestlingdog 16th-Jan-2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Tell me again how oppressed you are.

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illuminaris 16th-Jan-2013 03:39 am (UTC)
these poor rich ppl

:'(

wont someone think of their suffering?!?!
teacoat 16th-Jan-2013 04:26 am (UTC)
I think this needs the "eat the rich" tag.
effervescent 16th-Jan-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
o_O What's with the pictures? Are we supposed to feel sorry for these people? (Idk if I'm just misinterpreting, they just look..mournful.) The lowest amount is still four times what I make! And the text makes it sound like such a tragedy ('far less').
ebay313 16th-Jan-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
I'd be totally fine with a $2,907/year tax increase if it meant I was making $230,000/year- holy crap. (If you take the 2 off the front, that is still more than my current gross yearly income :-\)
catalana 16th-Jan-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
When I saw the first few lines of this, I was worried...then I saw the numbers. (I'm middle class, so I figured it might affect me.) Umm, yeah. I forgot their definition of middle class compared to mine. Not so worried now...
paksenarrion2 16th-Jan-2013 06:25 am (UTC)
Between my Social Security going up about $16 and my Federal withholding going up about $3, my paycheck is close to $20 a week less. For me, it is doable since I recently decided to get rid of cable. (At $90 a month, there is the $80 a month less per month in my checks). Sadly for some people I think it might be tough because they are so tight with money and every single penny does count. (It's mainly that 2% increase in the SS tax that will affect everyone.)

But for the people represented in the graphics? *boo freaking hoo* So they have to drink tap water instead of perrier. /hyperbole
hinoema Plus, these numbers aren't real16th-Jan-2013 05:16 am (UTC)
So their minimum tax will increase. That number is never what is actually paid, and these folks can afford very good tax lawyers. This article needs to either realistically report what actually gets paid after deductions or let go the tiny violin.
lovelokest 16th-Jan-2013 05:27 am (UTC)
Boo fucking hoo, they're still paying less than they did under Reagan's tax rate. Life is so hard, they may have to give up that third vacation home. *plays them the world's tiniest violin*
mollywobbles867 16th-Jan-2013 05:35 am (UTC)
Do they really expect me to give a fuck?
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