White House to push #My2K hashtag for fiscal cliff debate

David Stegon
David Stegon Former staff reporter - FedScoop & StateScoop

David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.


Everyone survived Y2K. Now what about My2K?

The White House will use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter to discuss the fiscal cliff debate with the American people.

The #My2K hashtag is in reference to the estimated $2,200 tax increase that a “typical middle-class family of four” would see if the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year.

The effort is similar to a #40dollars hashtag employed by the president's supporters during the fight last December over the payroll-tax extension. In that case, deciding not to extend the payroll tax would have resulted in most workers' take-home pay decreasing by $40 per check.

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