If Congress doesn't act by the end of the year, every American family’s taxes will automatically go up. A typical middle-class family of four would see their taxes rise by $2,200 in 2013. Surrounded by American's who had written in support of his plan, President Obama called on the American people to speak up and add their voices to the debate:
"Today, I’m asking Congress to listen to the people who sent us here to serve. 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. Call your members of Congress, write them an email, post it on their Facebook walls. You can tweet it using the hashtag “My2K.”
Tomorrow, Thursday November 29th at 1:00 pm ET, Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council will join us for a special session of Office Hours. During a live Q&A on Twitter, Brian will answer your questions about a balanced approach to reducing the deficit and the importance of extending the middle-class tax cuts.
Here are the details:
- Ask your questions now and during the live event on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat
- Follow the Q&A live through the @WHLive Twitter account
- If you miss the live session, the full session will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov and Storify.com/Whitehouse