President Obama Uses Twitter in 'Fiscal Cliff' Plan
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

President Obama is making his rounds and providing a listening ear to many, including billions of social media users. After urging Congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class at a White House event Wednesday, the administration is set to launch #My2K–an online initiative urging Americans across the country to share their thoughts via Twitter, other social media sites and the on middle class tax cuts.

If Congress does not act before the close of the year, every American family’s taxes will automatically go up, says the White House. “A typical middle-class family of four would see its taxes rise by $2,200 starting in 2013,” states Hence, the “My2K” reference.

To follow the discourse on Twitter, check out the hashtag #MiddleClassTaxCuts.

Learn more about middle-class tax cuts with an infographic provided by the White House:

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