Obama My2K Twitter Handle Seeks Support For Tax Plan


As Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) offers a counter proposal to President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff negotiations, the president took to Twitter this afternoon to answer questions about the ongoing fiscal cliff talks and rally support from middle class voters — reported The Atlantic Wire.

According to Mashable, the president's social media team created the Twitter hashtag #My2K to rally supporters of amid the fiscal cliff talks and tell them to "pressure Congress to support his plan to extend middle class tax cuts." Obama wants to end Bush-era tax breaks on individuals making more than $250,000, while leaving them in place for those who make less (#My2K is a reference to the $2,200 the president claims middle-class Americans would "lose" if lawmakers fail to extend their tax cuts).

“I’m asking Americans all across the country to make your voice heard,” Obama said. “Tell members of Congress what a $2,000 tax hike would mean to you. Call your members of Congress. Write them an email, post it on their Facebook walls. You can tweet it using the hashtag #My2k,” said the president. 

Read the whole exchange here. What do you think of President Obama's efforts to rally support for his tax plan on Twitter?