Disgusted with the Biden administration

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 317 reps Joined Apr 2010
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 6:16 AM

So far this administration has been a disaster. Just taking L after L. Even Trump had a few W’s here and there. Sheesh, just embarrassing.

Fletch Member
0 posts 2 reps Joined Nov 2020
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 8:59 AM
posted by like_that

So far this administration has been a disaster. Just taking L after L. Even Trump had a few W’s here and there. Sheesh, just embarrassing.

2 things:


 you didnt see this coming?

A few W's???  We were all winning all the time under Trump

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 102 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 2:52 PM
posted by Fletch

We were all winning all the time under Trump

As I've said many times, Congress has the real power.  You'd be hard-pressed to come up with much any of the last 4-5 Presidents did that directly impacted you.  War is about it.  Otherwise they all have similar unremarkable foreign policy "achievements", and domestically they really don't control much, beyond judges and the regulatory agencies.

Federal govt is a joke.  That's how you end up with a Rick Perry as energy sec, or Pete Buttigieg as transportation sec when neither had any knowledge or experience in those areas.

Fletch Member
0 posts 2 reps Joined Nov 2020
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 4:52 PM
posted by gut

As I've said many times, Congress has the real power.  You'd be hard-pressed to come up with much any of the last 4-5 Presidents did that directly impacted you.  War is about it.  Otherwise they all have similar unremarkable foreign policy "achievements", and domestically they really don't control much, beyond judges and the regulatory agencies.

Federal govt is a joke.  That's how you end up with a Rick Perry as energy sec, or Pete Buttigieg as transportation sec when neither had any knowledge or experience in those areas.

Disagree, what Trump was doing was directly affecting almost every American in a positive way.  EVERY economic metric was way up.  

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 223 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 5:10 PM

My federal withholdings went up $150 in the first pay period of 2022. I was told my taxes wouldn’t go up one penny, but it’s looking like I’m going to pay an extra $4000 to the feds this year. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 28 reps Joined Oct 2010
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 5:53 PM
posted by justincredible

My federal withholdings went up $150 in the first pay period of 2022. I was told my taxes wouldn’t go up one penny, but it’s looking like I’m going to pay an extra $4000 to the feds this year. 


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 102 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 6:14 PM
posted by justincredible

My federal withholdings went up $150 in the first pay period of 2022. I was told my taxes wouldn’t go up one penny, but it’s looking like I’m going to pay an extra $4000 to the feds this year. 

Wait - I'm guessing you got a raise and are blaming Biden for paying more taxes as a result?  Very, very QO....well done.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 223 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 6:17 PM

I got a raise months ago. I already had a tax increase then. And then another one to start the year. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 223 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 6:18 PM

I also don’t think my taxes should increase $4k on a $10k raise. I’m not in a new tax bracket. 

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 102 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 6:25 PM
posted by justincredible

I also don’t think my taxes should increase $4k on a $10k raise. I’m not in a new tax bracket. 

I'm not aware of any tax changes.  Obviously you're withholding would increase with a full year of earnings at the higher salary.  But, yeah, 40% doesn't add up.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 223 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 15, 2022 6:35 PM

I think my pay raise went into effect the first pay period of November. I’d have to look back and see what the tax increase was then. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 148 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 12:42 PM
posted by justincredible

My federal withholdings went up $150 in the first pay period of 2022. I was told my taxes wouldn’t go up one penny, but it’s looking like I’m going to pay an extra $4000 to the feds this year. 

Just make less money man and they won’t take as much. It’s quite simple math.


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 223 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 1:01 PM

I went back and looked at the first pay period with my raise, as well as the one before it. My federal withholdings increased by $69 (nice). That's an increase of $1794 for the year, which makes a lot more sense. Tack that on to the most recent increase and the feds are taking $5700 of my $10k raise, which is fucked.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 102 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 3:23 PM
posted by justincredible

Tack that on to the most recent increase and the feds are taking $5700 of my $10k raise, which is fucked.

Those numbers make no sense.  Worth inquiring to payroll to see if something got messed up.  Otherwise, look at increasing your exemptions because it probably should have only gone up according to your marginal rate (well, plus state taxes and ~1-2% for medicare).

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 223 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 3:27 PM

Yeah, I'm really hoping it's an issue with our payroll department, because I definitely can't make sense of it.

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 31 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 5:17 PM

Looks like you just gave the Feds an interest free loan.  You will get your your money back sometime after April 15, 2023.  Until then shut up and enjoy da roads.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 317 reps Joined Apr 2010
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 5:32 PM
posted by majorspark

Looks like you just gave the Feds an interest free loan.  You will get your your money back sometime after April 15, 2023.  Until then shut up and enjoy da roads.

Exactlt, lol. Justin clearly doesn’t appreciate living in a civilized society and roads. 


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 223 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 5:35 PM

You mean those things with all the potholes in them?

Fletch Member
0 posts 2 reps Joined Nov 2020
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 5:52 PM

About the only thing that my taxes seem to go to that I either enjoy or get any use out of is the bike trails and state parks

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 102 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jan 17, 2022 12:45 AM
posted by justincredible

You mean those things with all the potholes in them?

If you made more money them potholes would be filled....

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