As Twitchy reported this morning, many uninformed voters were utterly baffled that their first paychecks of 2013 were smaller. After all, the liar in chief swore he wouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class. And he signed the fiscal cliff bill, saving us all from one meal of gruel a day. Or something.

What happened?” one confused left-winger asked. Weren’t we all supposed to be making a hearty meal of The Rich™, garnished with Republican tears? Judging by search engine traffic to Twitchy today, that bewildered class warrior wasn’t the only one searching for answers.

It wasn’t long before #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek was trending on Twitter.

Maybe one of Starbucks’ competitors wants to get in early on putting out some related messaging?


So, why all the confusion about slimmer paychecks? One conservative nails it as she does her best imitation of an Obama voter:

Luckily conservatives are givers, as always. They took to Twitter to explain the (unexpected!) change between 2012 and 2013 paychecks.

Hey, the truth hurts.

But are you sure you can believe your lyin’ eyes?

And if your paycheck really is smaller, you know who to blame. C’mon, everybody say it out loud!

Editor’s note: Some readers misinterpreted Twitter user @rachelveronica’s sarcasm. This post has been updated to explicitly state that she is a conservative.