Why would anybody be surprised by this? When they cut the tax, it was understood to be temporary and that it would go back up in 2013.
It'll be a good time to be a trucker.
What they fail to tell you is that 401k is a gamble. Just like putting your money in those machines at the casino. If something happens with the stock market, boom, it's ALL gone. ALL of it. All that money you put in there is gone in an instant. Just like the machines at the casino.
Remember, Social Security and Medicare are NOT entitlements. We paid for them, we are owed them back. "We built this".
Two of the highest per capita incomes and lowest unemployment rates are Norway and Switzerland. Both socialist.
I would love a little $2500 commuter car. Cheap but gets you back and forth during the week at 65 mpg. Save my 15mpg Silverado for the weekends and vacation.