Ha! Big Labor tries to hijack #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek, gets hashtag wrong

Heh. The Left really struggles with this Twitter stuff.

As Twitchy reported yesterday, many Obama voters struggled to understand why their first paychecks of 2013 were smaller. Generous conservatives even launched a hashtag to explain complex concepts like “math” to bewildered progressives: #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek.

The hashtag trended for much of Friday, making it irresistible to Big Labor Obama apologists eager to put their left-wing spin on smaller paychecks and Obama’s broken promises. But oopsie! They tried to hijack the wrong hashtag.

Working America, an AFL-CIO allied organization, published a post titled “The Answer to #WhyMyPaycheckIsLessThisWeek (Warning: Contains Facts).” Yep, the “is” is in the wrong place in that hashtag. But that didn’t stop the geniuses at SEIU and AFL-CIO from rushing to promote the post.

The wrong hashtag was published at Daily Kos too.

Awwww. Twitter is so hard. Better luck next time, guys.

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  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Unions have outlived their usefulness and become the very thing they sought to destroy.

    • tredglx

      Unions – and their members – have proven that they’re not very bright to begin with, by sheer existence: they are there to reward equally the slacker, and the guy with a good work ethic.

      Where else in real life does that happen?

    • tredglx

      Unions – and their members – have proven that they’re not very bright to begin with, by sheer existence: they are there to reward equally the slacker, and the guy with a good work ethic.

      Where else in real life does that happen?

  • Catchance

    Too bad it’s not just the hashtag they got wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/kml4ndry Kevin

      I read that article up until it said the Bush tax cuts didn’t help 98% of the population. Was no need to extend them then… just bitter can’t blame the GOP for not going over the cliff. If dems wanted the payroll tax extended they could have easily added that into the Senate’s bill.

      • Dan Thorpe

        yep that is about where I stopped reading.

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    I just gotta laugh at the Working America link. Obviously snark is not their strong suit. They stated republicans are blaming Obamaphones and Michelles wardrobe, and then go on to blame…..the Tea Party. smdh

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil
    • General_Company

      : ] yea, I am stealing some of those

    • nc

      I’m slow but I get there…Thanks so much sharing this great list. It’s a keeper!

  • stuckinIL4now

    If the little low-info dumbmass Obamuh voters were even halfway informed, which their union masters make sure they are not even close to, their union masters wouldn’t have needed to provide their biased Obamuhganda explanations which the little dumbmasses probably didn’t go read anyway bcuz in addition to being low-info they’re high-lazeeeeee.

  • Hiraghm

    Here’s a thought… pretty radical… how about not snarking over the botched hashtag… and refute their “facts”?

    • TocksNedlog

      Here’s a thought: We can multi-task and do BOTH.

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Mockery DOES work!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Liberals in Congress, with their zeal to preserve most of the Bush era tax cuts, have refuted their “facts” succinctly enough.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      How BOUT YOU, quit telling people what to do. Next thing, tell your lefty politicians to leave us alone loser.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Here’s a thought: Just because you call something a fact, doesn’t make it one.

    • SineWaveII

      Here’s a thought…what facts?

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    I don’t know about y’all, but I appreciated the “Warning: Contains Facts” thing.

    Allowed me to get my hip waders on in plenty of time before having to tread the SEIU leadership bullsh!t that came behind it.

    Now gonna need the pressure washer for the waders though. :/

  • TocksNedlog

    Typical libs, changing it from a question into a statement.
    Remember, with them there is only one right answer — pragmatism be damned!

    • Scott Anderson

      Until the answer changes. Then the new answer is the only correct answer and the old one must instantly be expunged from the record.

  • ChampionCapua

    @SEIU @AFLCIO Why Unions? #TooIncompetentToSurviveInMerit-BasedWorkplace

  • nc

    I don’t know how your payroll works, but in my office we get paid twice month, and the paychecks come 10 days after the end of the pay period. So we won’t actually see the 2% cut until Jan 25th. And because we are paid hourly, our check amounts vary slightly each time, so most people may not notice it right away.

    We haven’t begun to see the reaction of the real low informed workers. Wait for it.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      So…what you’re telling us is that before long the producers of that Discovery Channel show Moonshiners is gonna have spin off type shows in all 57 states.

      Can’t wait for the Arkansas one. Tweakers: How to Cook Meth and not Always Explode

      Ok…that reads ugly. I’m a Texas ex-pat currently living in Arkansas. Love the state, love the folks, family here. Was just making a…well, let’s face it, honest joke.

      • carla5731

        I wish the government would leave the moonshiners alone. They’re just like illegal immigrants: They want to make a better life for their families, and in order to do that, they have to break a few federal laws along the way. The difference is that the government wants to give illegal immigrants amnesty and put the moonshiners in jail. I don’t get it.

        • Lamontyoubigdummy

          I agree. But the FBI & the Treasury (that invented a new law enforcement arm) were both birthed working prohibition. They’ll never give that up because it was there first glimpse at organized crime..

          But moonshine has given us great booze, NASCAR, & Smokey & the Bandit.

          • Zane Henry

            Technically Smokey and the Bandit was the bootlegging of Coors beer to Atlanta from Texas. Coors wasn’t available east of Texas at the time.


          • Lamontyoubigdummy

            (In my best Fog Horn Leg Horn) You’re missing the, I say, you’re missing the point son.

            NASCAR was born from moonshiners souping up cars and running high speed from law pursuit to get their hard worked, perfected (and, yes, illegal) made product “from still to yonder”.

            Later they built their cars even faster with reinforced frames and ran “blockers” for larger, slower small haul trucks that could carry more freight.

            Catch one of those old interviews with Burt Reynolds or Jerry Reed, and they’ll tell you “moonshining” (picking up the stash) and running hell-bent for leather was exactly what that movie was about.

            Well, that…and seeing if they could become legend doing it on a short clock.

            /nerd 😉

          • Zane Henry

            well, ok then. I stand out-nerded!

          • Lamontyoubigdummy

            Because there’s no hard feelings andI’m a giver buddy.

          • Zane Henry

            That Cannonball Run gag reel is one of my favorite pieces of film, period. The movie was funny as heck, but THAT was the big payoff, IMO

          • nc

            OMG, that’s pure gold. Thank you so much!

          • carla5731

            It’s a great movie and a fun reminder of what the US used to be like.

        • nc

          One more difference: They’re American citizens.

          I know, I know, that is low priority with the BHO bunch.

          • carla5731

            Yeah, I left that out to mock the perspective of the government bureaucrats who treat citizens as lower life forms than people who are in the country illegally.

            I figure that if the government is okay with some people breaking the law to get ahead, why not all of us?

          • nc

            Carla, as soon as I posted my comment I realized I blunted your point. Sorry about that, and thank you for being gracious about it.

          • carla5731

            No harm, no foul. I just wish the government would realize what they’re doing when they make citizens into outlaws at the same time they’re conferring “rights” on people who shouldn’t have them. Why should we trust federal authority? Laws are like a free-for-all at this point.

        • Zanshi

          The Moonshiners are doing what they’re doing to avoid paying taxes on their product. That’s the biggest sin for someone to do to a tax hungry gov’t.

      • Scott Anderson

        When you make a joke, and you don’t like the joke because it seems too mean-spirited, but you still want to post the joke, the following phrase should be added to the end of yur post:

        “I denounce myself.”

        It’s the best way to reference your own sensabilities as well as annoy lefties.

        • Lamontyoubigdummy

          Hmmmm…”I denounce myself”.

          Something tells me once (or twice) upon a time I’ve seen you around Goldstein’s joint.

      • MoxieLouise

        Thank you for pointing out the abject stupidity of programming on TV today. Every time I think it can’t get any dumber they come up with something else. Gator wrestlers? Moose whisperers? Bitchy housewives? Honey Boo Who? Good Lord, can we use this electronic miracle to teach some history or at least raise some IQ points? And I mean fairly recent history, not “When Aliens Built The Pyramids”.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          The best place to find engaging History channel programming is Netflix. The best way to voice your displeasure over cable programming is to cancel it all together.

          • MoxieLouise

            Yeah, I do watch a lot of Netflix, though they don’t seem to provide new material very quickly…and the cable cancelling would probably lead to a divorce after 44 years, due to “someone’s” sports addiction

        • David Farley

          They are on The Learning Channel, do I want to learn how to be Stupid?

      • Tequila

        Moonshine now legal in Georgia. Even set up shop in one town’s city hall. http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/georgia-moonshine-makers-back-in-business-and-this/nSQ4C/

    • sybilll

      You are wrong. I got paid on 01/01/2013 for work performed in Dec 2012, and the extra 2% was in there. HR explained that ANY payroll check dated in 2013 included the increase regardless of when the work was performed. And yes, my low information co-workers were shocked.

      • nc

        That’s very interesting. Not working in HR I had no idea. You would think that little detail would have emerged at some point during the last few weeks. And believe me, I was paying attention.

        I still think in cases like mine, where people’s checks vary each time, it may take some time for those who are tuned out to catch on. And in my neck of the woods, that’s most people.

        • sybilll

          Yeah, nc, I knew it was coming thanks to Larry Kudlow who is doing yeoman’s work (along with Santelli) as the lone Conservatives on CNBC. But I honestly wasn’t expecting it to apply for work done in 2012. And you are spot on about the people with varying paychecks. They’ll probably have to hear it from others before they check out their own pay stubs.

          • nc

            Sybill, I just checked a previous paycheck (our first 2013 one will come 1/10/13), and while it shows the FICA deduction, it doesn’t show any percentages. So first, workers have to make the connection to FICA, then they have to do some math if they want to try to figure it out on their own.

            Or they could have listened to Conservatives in the first place.

            I see lots of surprised confusion in the future.

          • sybilll

            You have to do the math yourself. Divide the FICA deduction by your gross pay and it will now net 6.2%, whereas in 2012 it was 4.2%. Hope that makes sense.

    • KansasGirl

      What makes you think the “low” informed workers actually work?

  • alvin691

    The irony is missed on the left, regardless, all our paychecks are less moving #forward

  • http://erickbrockway.com/ Erick Brockway

    They knew they could never hijack the original hashtag so they started their own. It didn’t trend. Heh.

  • lainer51

    #SEIU = stupid, eggheads, ignorant, uneducated

  • BeeKaaay

    I wonder how many reader will be reading that hashtag?

    And yes, I meant reader. I don’t expect it to be plural.

  • Ken

    It’s no mystery…when Communists wanted to take over a country, they’d first infiltrate the unions…then teach evolution in the schools…rewrite the history books…enlist the youth to commit violence against those who didn’t go along…confiscate the guns…takeover complete.

  • LordElrond09

    It still terrifies me that there’s so much partisan rancor that liberal idiots still refuse to acknowledge the simple fact that democrats are the one’s who proposed this ’emergency’ measure. The House just rubber stamped it as always.

  • itzyaboi95

    Obama supporters got what they voted for.

  • dave4848

    Anyone who admits to being surprised about this is admitting they voted for another round of Obama-abuse.

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