Letter writing is so old school! I don’t even think I own a pen nowadays. Rather than write Congress, President Obama is urging the middle class to Tweet #My2K in support of his proposal not to raise taxes on the middle class.
“I’m asking Americans all across the country to make your voice heard. Tell members of Congress what a $2,000 tax hike would mean to you,” he said in a recent White House speech. Here are a few things you could spend 2K on:
+ #My2K = 2 Years of College Text Books
The average American college student spends $1,000 or more on textbooks every year. As @patricem08 shared, 2K would make life a lot easier for the many people who struggle to make ends meet while enrolled in school.
+ #My2K = 2 Months’ Rent
The first of the month is comin’ up, and I know I’m not the only one dreading paying rent! Rent varies everywhere, but the general consensus seems to be that it’s too damn high! 2K would help me pay rent for two months…and keep my fridge fully stocked with food and drink. Mmm.
+ #My2K = 2 Years of Gas Money
According to the US Department of Transportation, the average American family spends around $1,100 per year on gas. 2K would help a lot of people get where they need to go -- whether it’s to work, to play, or -- like @Susn_Joy Tweeted -- to drive around on the job hunt.
+ #My2K = 1,000 In-N-Out Cheeseburgers
We all have our guilty pleasures, and mine happens to be cheeseburgers. With 2K, I could buy about 1,000 In-N-Out Cheeseburgers, which should probably be spread over the course of, like, my entire life. @Mark_Tiscareno clearly wants fries and a drink too. Oh you fancy, huh?
+ #My2K = 200 Chances To Walk The Red Carpet at the 2012 VMAs
This is totally a shameless plug, but it’s for a good cause y'all! With 2K, you could buy 200 chances to win an epic VMA experience for you and a friend. And every dollar you spend would go towards Architecture for Humanity’s efforts to rebuild the areas most damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
+ #My2K = ???
With the Republican party in control of the House, Obama's budget and tax plan is facing a hard time passing. (The Senate and House have already passed their separate versions of the law.) So why is this budget issue important now? That's because nearly $500 billion in tax hikes are set to kick in at the end of 2012. Both sides are still trying to figure it out, but Obama is hoping to draw support for his plan that would prevent a tax hike on the average American family. To learn more about this so-called "fiscal cliff," head over to FactCheck.
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