Comment: For those who like to be fooled...

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For those who like to be fooled...

It is awesome. Not just awesome, but AWESOME! Woo hoo!

So it is great that most people's income taxes won't go up, but in truth, EVERYONE'S payroll taxes went up by 2%

But the deal let the payroll tax, originally dropped to 4.2 percent of the first $110,100 of a worker's salary in 2010 as part of President Barack Obama's stimulus program, spring back up to 6.2 percent.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20130102/NEWS05/301020352/Pa...

Payroll tax? Income tax? What's the difference in the name? Either way you can't spend it. And it will be anywhere from $800 - $2,000 for the average American worker (last time I checked, that includes "Kentuckians") .

So yeah, you're right that politics is played on many levels. One level is to tell a very narrowly defined, limited "truth," e.g. "Your income tax didn't go up," while ignoring the actual, true truth, "Your taxes just went up."

This is a perfect example of the matrix chess game. McConnel's action is like picking a guy's pocket while giving him a hug.

Of course, some people don't mind because they like the hug.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.