But there's a good chance that the Democrats cut your taxes:
In a troubling sign for Democrats as they head into the midterm elections, their signature tax cut of the past two years, which decreased income taxes by up to $400 a year for individuals and $800 for married couples, has gone largely unnoticed.
In a New York Times/CBS News Poll last month, fewer than one in 10 respondents knew that the Obama administration had lowered taxes for most Americans. Half of those polled said they thought that their taxes had stayed the same, a third thought that their taxes had gone up, and about a tenth said they did not know. As Thom Tillis, a Republican state representative, put it as the dinner wound down here, “This was the tax cut that fell in the woods — nobody heard it.”
Actually, the tax cut was, by design, hard to notice. Faced with evidence that people were more likely to save than spend the tax rebate checks they received during the Bush administration, the Obama administration decided to take a different tack: it arranged for less tax money to be withheld from people’s paychecks.
Perhaps this strategy to get people spending made a marginal difference, although a much better strategy would have been at least to push for cramdown and a modern HOLC, not to mention a much larger stimulus. But this is election time, and whether or not keeping this quiet was a good idea at the time, it's not a good idea now. The Democrats should be spreading the word. Loudly. They cut the taxes of ninety-five percent of working families. The voters should know.