Re "Tax hike shrinks paychecks" (Page A1, Jan. 14): The family paying $283 more a month in payroll taxes is in an enviable position. The 2 percent increase of $283 calculates to a monthly combined paycheck of $14,150 or $339,600 a year!
In addition, in July or sooner, one or both earners in the family would no longer have any Social Security tax deducted because they would have earned the $113,700 maximum on which the tax is collected.
Did something else contribute to the $283?
-- Ted Smith, Citrus Heights