#My2K Hashtag: Obama Uses 1999 Tactic With Twitter Twist

It’s a new twist on that 1999 scare tactic dubbed ‘Y2K’, warning of computer mayhem at the turn of the new century. Now, President Obama has taken to Twitter with the #My2K hashtag, raising fears of financial woes for middle-income families via the “fiscal cliff” on Jan. 1.
The Obama Administration says that a typical family of four will have to pay $2,200 next year if the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of the year. The President is seeking popular support to extend the cuts for middle-income Americans.
At the same time, he wants to rescind the tax cut for the top 2% of taxpayers who earn more than $200,000 a year.
What’s not mentioned is the separate fate of the so-called payroll tax holiday, which has been providing the average worker with about $1,000 more in extra cash a year. It is also slated to fall over the “fiscal cliff” on Dec. 31.
Nonetheless, Obama is asking Americans to share what $2,200 means to them. Here’s Obama’s tweet and some responses:

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