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This article was published on December 3, 2012

In 1 hour @BarackObama will host a Twitter town hall to discuss the fiscal cliff

In 1 hour @BarackObama will host a Twitter town hall to discuss the fiscal cliff

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, will take to Twitter today at 2 pm Eastern, to take questions from the masses concerning the impending fiscal cliff, a set of spending cuts and tax hikes that will come into play automatically if Congress and the White House fail to pass a competing package.

The President himself tweeted the news: “Good to see lots of folks on twitter speaking out on extending middle class tax cuts. I’ll answer some Qs on that at 2ET. Ask w/ #My2k –bo.” Tweets from official accounts are marked with ‘-bo’ when the President is personally behind them.

The White House has been encouraging Twitter users to tweet using the ‘#My2k’ hashtag, the 2,000 figure referring to the increased dollar amount that many families will have to pay in taxes if the country slips over the fiscal cliff. According to many economists, and a never-ending stream of drooling, halfwit talking heads, going over the cliff would be bad indeed.

TNW will keep an eye on what the President shares over Twitter during the short discussion.

The President has been actively pushing his vision for both tax reform and spending cuts in what could be called a campaign format, with speeches, and grassroots messaging. This town hall is mere continuance of his social media strategy.

Top Image Credit: Muhammad Ghafari