So today I checked my bank account to be sure that my direct deposited paycheck went through. It did, but my balance was lower than it should have been. After investigating this, I found that the amount i pay towards social security went up substantially. I have heard that this is because of the Afordable health care act. I'm not sure if this is true, but if it is, didn't the president promise that nobody making less than $250,000 a year would feel a tax increase due to the act? Please correct me if anything I've said is incorrect. Just trying to make sense of my government raping my paycheck. Thanks!