Ahh, alright, I guess that makes sense. Still sucks ass, but I understand how in this economy, the government reallly shouldn't continue giving us "gifts" of tax breaks anymore. It's just this combined with a lot of other new taxes and costs that's really gonna be rough on my family, stuff adds up haha
The only "new" tax effecting your family is the raise in the payroll tax back to what it was before 2010. Everything else is effecting incomes over 400k.
Obama is solely responsible for the payroll tax cut, BTW. It was not a part of the original Bush Tax Cuts, but something Obama insisted on as a stimulus during the 2010 negotiations to extend the Bush tax cuts for another 2 years.
What most liberals would like to see is the cap on the payroll tax (which stops taxing us after we make 113K or so) removed, so that way everyone's money is taxed for SS and, thus, pretty much ending the problem of funding SS.
As for your "healthcare costs skyrocketing" because of ObamaCare...well that would most likely depend on your personal situation and how you get health insurance, and how much of that insurance you use each year. I would be more than happy to try to explain it to you if you felt like divulging that info...but in 2011, Obamacare saved people nearly 1.5 billion dollars