350,000 Respond To White House ‘#My2k’

With Republicans in a sour mood and in disarray following last month’s elections, President Obama appears to have scored a coup in public opinion, with more than 350,000 Americans responding to his call to share stories about what an impending middle-class tax hike would mean to them. More than 100,000 shared their stories of what losing $2,000 would mean to them on whitehouse.gov, with a peak submission rate of 9,000 per hour, according to a graphic tweeted by the White House. More than 250,000 shared stories via Twitter using the #My2k hastag, with a peak rate of 18,700 tweets per hour, the graphic says. The $2,000 figure is what many Americans would lose if taxes were allowed to rise for … Continue reading

Harry Reid Knocks Romney In Tax Speech

The top Senate Democrat went after Mitt Romney by name Thursday, as Democrats continue to paint the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as out-of-touch with average Americans at a time when questions continue to surface regarding Romney’s time as a wealthy financier. In remarks on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada invoked Romney’s name as he contrasted the tax policies of President Obama and other Democrats with those of Republicans. Reid cited a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that found that in 2009 rates fell to their lowest level in more than 30 years. “Much of that decline is thanks to President Obama – who has consistently fought to lower taxes for middle-class … Continue reading