Obama Urges Citizens To Push Tax Cuts Via Social Networking

Obama Urges Citizens To Push Tax Cuts Via Social Networking
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Today, President Obama made a speech at the White House urging Congress to extend Bush’s tax cuts for the middle class- an extension which is overwhelmingly popular with the majority of the American population.

“Our ultimate goal is an agreement that gets our long-term deficit under control in a way that is fair and balanced,” Obama said. “If we get this wrong, the economy is going to go south.”

Congress is looking over several tax-cut propositions surrounding fiscal cliff negotiations. President Obama is urging Congress to give priority to Bush’s tax-cuts seeing as how they are soon to expire.

“Right now, Congress can pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody’s income,” he said. “That means 98% of Americans and 97% of small businesses wouldn’t see their taxes go up by a single dime.”

One of the most interesting parts of Obama’s speech was when he asked Americans to spread the word and voice their opinions on the topic- and how. The president recommended today’s most popular platforms for voicing opinions- social networking platforms.

“A clear majority of Americans agree we should have a balanced approach to deficit reduction that doesn’t hurt middle-class families,” says Obama. “I’m asking the American people to make your voices heard. Call your members of Congress. Write them, email, post it on their Facebook walls. You can tweet it using the hashtag my2k.”

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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