It makes sense because it's not just the $300 extra you earned but also the reduction in pre-tax deductions (since you reduced your 401K contribution). Thus your taxable income is higher. That's why it's always advantageous when companies allow employees to pay for parking, health ins/dental, etc. pre-tax.
in other words, the tax is calculated based on your (Gross salary - pretax deductions).
$1877.14 = taxable income from period 1
$2277.96 = taxable income from period 2
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First period your income after pre-tax deductions was $1877.14. Second period it was $2277.96 so you had $400.82 more in taxable income. If you are in the 25% tax bracket, $100 extra in federal taxes sounds about right.
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