So, I have these co-workers. I try to avoid scenarios like that, but you know - sometimes you have to work with others. Tragic state of being.
This one guy just LOVED rubbing it in during the election - he hated Bush, and he's this blue collar type of guy, ergo Obama = Salvation!
Unfortunately, he didn't think it through very closely. He came to me yesterday and said, "I thought...I mean, we were supposed to get MORE money in our paychecks every week, isn't that what the president SAID?"
I was like no, no, I'm pretty sure that isn't what he said, but...?
Well, because, you see, here's my paycheck, and it says "New federal withholding tables in place" but I got hit really hard! I NEVER had that much taken out before! Wasn't the stimulus supposed to pay for that?"
Well...no, no it wasn't, but what is your complaint exactly?
I got a LOT more taxes taken out this week than last week or any other week...I thought we were supposed to get MORE money in our checks!
I see...were you supposed to get your mortgage paid for and gas in your tank too? Let me see.
Oh, wait. I see the problem - you WORK, right?
You EARN money, right?
Well, there you go, rich white man! YOU aren't getting any money, you are going to PAY for other people to sit on their asses and collect. YOU are the PAYOR, not the PAYEE. You getting it yet? YOU PAY FOR IT.