Wow! Thats a 25% increase!
The thing is if you look at your current check that is to be out this Friday they changed all the taxes back to what they were a few years ago not just the ss. Hopefully they will fix this in the near future.
They fixed this on New Year's Day. The Senate passed the bill on New Year's Eve and the House passed it the next day. The President signed it on the 2nd after he returned to Hawaii. I get paid on the 3rd so I guess my taxes will be a bit higher this time but they should be back to normal on my next paycheck on the 17th.
Of course if you're single and making more than $400,000 or married and making more than $450,000, your taxes indeed went up but I don' think that applies to anyone here.