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President Obama’s Twitter town hall is
officially underway now over. Twitter users threw questions at Obama using the hashtag #My2k, a social movement the White House has been pushing that reflects the approximately $2,200 it estimates that middle-class Americans stand to lose if Congress fails to extend the Bush tax cuts for those making $250,000 or less.
That’s a wrap, folks. Eight is enough.
The Republicans, by the way, made a counter-offer on the fiscal cliff negotiations today. Read it here.
Here’s an official White House photo of Obama in action:
And another, cooler shot:
We’ll have a full recap, with analysis, of the president’s Twitter town hall on “Politics Powered By Twitter” at 6 pm ET on SiriusXM 124.
Macon Phillips (@Macon44), Director of White House Office of Digital Strategy, joined Politics Powered By Twitter co-hosts Slade Sohmer (@SladeHV) and Lee Brenner (@LeeBrenner) last Thursday to discuss the administration’s thought process behind the #My2K hashtag, what the White House considers “success” for a Twitter campaign given the lack of quantifiable metrics, the overall White House social media strategy and the president’s personal tweets. Oh, and Phillips’ newborn son.