The bill was supposed to save the country from going over the fiscal cliff.
But within 24-hours of Congress passing a new tax package, the reality that most taxpayers would pay higher federal taxes in 2013 anyways began to set in.
That's because the bill doesn't include an extension of the tax holiday for Social Security. As a result, taxpayers making between $50-$70K can expect to pay about $822 more this year.
The average amount jumps to $1,784 for incomes between $100-$200K.
So, we asked Patch readers to share how they feel about the increase:
Brian Olivieri — I thought the President and our State's elected Democratic Senators and Representatives campaigned on raising taxes on only the millionaires... Funny I didn't realize I lived amongst so many millionaires live in Durham and Middlefield.... On the bright side the president did give the senators and representatives a raise! Our elections have consequences!
Laura Savalli-Borhman — How does that make me feel? Even more poor.
Lisa Rueger Hill — My husband ALREADY works close to 80 hrs a week and a HUGE chunk of it already goes to taxes!!! Struggling 'middle class should NOT take the fall. And it's spent on more than the war ! WHERE DOES OUR MONEY GO!?! Only 'they' know
Kristopher Koba — We need to start paying for the war that we fought ten years ago. I am willing to pay my share even though I Didn't support the war in Iraq. Time to pay the piper.
Christine Callahan Viski — We only get by with the two of us working! There is no extra! Thank goodness for our jobs. Seriously, are we really surprised with the tax increases? "They" all lie! Happy Tax Year! We have a long way to go!
Bill Glueck — It's a free world. CT is one of the most expensive states in the U.S. in which to live. When it gets bad enough I will just pick up and move and leave a 26 Foot camper here for when I visit!
Bobby Bigboy Fedler — Looks like we may need to leave the country just to live a normal life again.
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