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  •  At work we received an email that read: (2+ / 0-)
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    nuketeacher, NYmama

    Note:  Your SS income tax is being raised by 2% come 01/2013.  Ladies at work were talking to each other about our taxes increasing as they read the email.  One came up to me and said, "Did you hear the news our taxes are going up? I immediately responding, "That's impossible, Obama would not raise our taxes." I then went to my desk and read the email.  First thing I did was google 2% increase ssi and looked for a credible source.  The IRS site said our SS taxes were REVERTING to what we've been paying since 1994 to 2010 when our president reduced it from 6.2 to 4.2.  Obviously congress refused to extend the tax cuts this time around so it would expire on it's own as would the rich tax cuts.  I told the girls at work the email was incorrect, that our president did not increase it, he had lowered it for 2 years and it was expiring, and further stated they should always check information before believing what someone writes.

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