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Obama Appeals for Public Outcry on Payroll Taxes (ACTION: Twitter #40dollars)
ABC News Political Punch ^ | Feb 14, 2012 10:41am | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 02/14/2012 8:17:33 AM PST by newgeezer

Two months after successfully marshaling public support to extend a payroll tax cut for all Americans, President Obama today is attempting to do it again.

At the White House this morning, Obama will showcase supporters who were among the thousands that spoke out online and over social media in December to pressure Congress to compromise.

But the deal was only temporary. Taxes will rise on 160 million Americans at the end of the month unless lawmakers act again, and congressional negotiators remain at impasse.

“Your voices changed the debate and reminded Washington what was at stake,” Obama says in a video posted on the White House website. ”Well once again I need you. We all need you to speak out.”

The administration hopes to spark a social media blitz, with average Americans concerned about their paychecks taking to Twitter — using the #40dollars hashtag — or posting their opinions on Facebook or the White House blog.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they believe the payroll tax holiday should and will be extended through the end of the year, saving a family making about $50,000 a year $40 per paycheck.

But whether they can agree on the fine print in the next 14 days remains unclear.

At issue is how to offset the cost of the tax cut and whether to extend unemployment insurance benefits and deal with the Medicare “doc fix” at the same time.

House Republican leadership Monday proposed as a last resort passing the payroll tax cut extension alone, through the end of the year, and dealing with the other issues separately.

But Democrats are reluctant to consider the items separately, believing that doing so would compromise passage of all the items.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; classenvy; classwarfare; nobama2012; obama; tweet; twitter
Searched (keyword or title: twitter) and was surprised nothing about this has been posted, yet.

I'm going to sign up for a Twitter account just to tweet something along the lines of, "End the insanity. Stop bankrupting Soc Sec for political gain. #40dollars"

Please post your tweet ideas below. Let's make sure they know where we stand.

1 posted on 02/14/2012 8:17:41 AM PST by newgeezer
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To: newgeezer

When Obama gives a speech ,why does he have a bunch of dummies standing behind him ?


2 posted on 02/14/2012 8:23:05 AM PST by molson209
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To: newgeezer

Political move in an election year.

What a manipulator.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 8:27:08 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: newgeezer

Use the hash tag #Liar


4 posted on 02/14/2012 8:36:59 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: newgeezer

This is stupid because the GOP has already said they would pass it without paying for it.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 8:41:45 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: newgeezer

The US needs more tax payers (tax slaves) and reduced spending on indolence.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 8:44:36 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: newgeezer

So, he is telling those that pay no income tax that they shouldn’t be paying payroll taxes either? Whatever happened to ‘fair share’ when half the country expects to pay nothing?


7 posted on 02/14/2012 8:45:32 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: newgeezer
What's up!

Every two months I wake up and it's...

GROUNDHOG DAY!!!

8 posted on 02/14/2012 8:45:40 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: newgeezer

+1

This should be parodied just like #attackwatch.

#40dollars and a mule - the new Obama campaign slogan.


9 posted on 02/14/2012 8:49:00 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: newgeezer
Support YOUR grandmother! Pay YOUR fair share in payroll taxes.
10 posted on 02/14/2012 8:50:55 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Chgogal

Dear Leader Baraq: it’s MY Social Security you’re shorting.

Make those b@stards pay - NOW !!


11 posted on 02/14/2012 8:53:52 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: newgeezer
Just tweeted:

#40Dollars Can anyone in Washington DC use a calculator? We're broke and getting broker. Spread the misery.

12 posted on 02/14/2012 9:01:59 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: newgeezer
saving a family making about $50,000 a year $40 $38 per paycheck.

or

saving a family making about $220,000 a year $367 per month or $4,400 for the year!

or

saving a person making minimum wage, only $5.80 per week.
13 posted on 02/14/2012 9:07:31 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: newgeezer

Why not make it 40 acres and a mule, Obama? Enough with the gimmicks Mr Affirmative Action POTUS.


14 posted on 02/14/2012 9:12:23 AM PST by PghBaldy (Bart Stupak. Onece again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: molson209
When Obama gives a speech ,why does he have a bunch of dummies standing behind him ?

The Democrats have been using these television stage effects since at least the Clinton era. Usually it would be a diverse group (although Obama will often have a preponderance of pale-skins - to show that he's beloved by all...) of people nodding their heads up and down like bobble-head dolls. I guess they believe they can get people to subliminally buy their socialist messages if they see a bunch of people like themselves nodding their heads up and down when the politico spouts off...
It annoys the heck out of me.

15 posted on 02/14/2012 9:33:27 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: tobyhill
This is stupid because the GOP has already said they would pass it without paying for it.

...and with all the debt this is piling up, my Medicare premiums have been REDUCED by more than $10.00/mo.!!

Is there ANYONE driving this train?

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16 posted on 02/14/2012 9:44:24 AM PST by Roccus
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To: newgeezer
Twitter — using the #40dollars hashtag

If I used twitter or FB, I post that the $40 would be donated to any Republican candidate who defeats 0 bummer in Nov.

17 posted on 02/14/2012 10:02:02 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Perfect, thanks, Tweeted!


18 posted on 02/14/2012 10:43:35 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer

Rush already shot a hole in it today..Atalked about some #idiot who said...”the $40 will pay my internet bill so I can run my small busines.” The WH retweets it. Only problem is, the tax releif is a PAYROLL tax cut, no employees (i.e., self-employed), no tax saved. Must have come from an insider. What a #tool.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 11:05:19 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: newgeezer

#40dollars=Defund Social Security Act of 2012


21 posted on 02/14/2012 11:10:58 AM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: newgeezer
If there ever was a microcosm of our problems here it is. How exactly do we plan to pay for the cost of all these government programs? Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that man behind the tree. Yea sure.

$16T and counting .....

schu

22 posted on 02/14/2012 11:55:03 AM PST by schu
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To: newgeezer

#SIXTEENTRILLIONANDCOUNTING


23 posted on 02/14/2012 12:15:41 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: schu
Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that RICH B@ST@RD behind the tree.

There, fixed it for you.

Seriously, this is just another plank in the WorkingFamilies-vs-TheRich platform the 'RATS have been building for decades. Once they get to the point where 55%-to-60% of Americans are (or, believe they are) receiving government assistance rather than paying taxes, it's Game Over. Democrats will rule in perpetuity.

Is it sustainable? Yes but, only if they do it right. They'll need to crank up the taxes on the 40%-to-45% left paying the bill. Then, they can work on balancing the budget so their gravy train can roll on forever. If the remaining taxpayers get discouraged and start slacking off, ... That might be a problem. (But, who cares? That's for the next generation to worry about! /sarc)

24 posted on 02/14/2012 12:19:19 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer

I’m not real familiar with Titter. Why are my tweets not showing up?


25 posted on 02/14/2012 12:40:40 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: newgeezer

#40dollars, or 30 pieces of silver?


26 posted on 02/14/2012 12:44:57 PM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: jellybean
I’m not real familiar with Titter. Why are my tweets not showing up?

If you meant Twitter, I can only guess you're looking in the wrong place. (Otherwise, maybe try looking for your Teets?)

Mine are showing up just fine and I just signed up today. In fact, now that I Tweeted my mind to both the @whitehouse and @BarackObama, I'm wondering if I should expect my first-ever IRS audit.

27 posted on 02/14/2012 12:49:36 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GeronL

That’s my take as well.

The whole point of the “payroll tax break”
was to remove the only tax that most of his supporters actually DO pay.


28 posted on 02/14/2012 12:50:17 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jellybean

tweet louder


29 posted on 02/14/2012 12:56:24 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: newgeezer
(Otherwise, maybe try looking for your Teets?)

My 'teets' I can find okay. LOL

I watching #40dollars feed, but none of my tweets show up there. I can see them on my Home link. I've also posted @BarackObama and don't see them.

30 posted on 02/14/2012 1:10:15 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: MrB
TWEET!

Is that loud enough?

31 posted on 02/14/2012 1:11:55 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: jellybean

Not sure what to tell you. Mine showed up there immediately. Maybe right after you Tweet, click the #40dollar link in your post. That will take you to the #40dollar feed and hopefully, you’ll see yours. If not, try clicking the “All” link at the top of the feed (the default is “Top”).

If you wait too long to look, yours will be pushed down the feed as they’re coming in pretty fast. Lots of good ones, too, mixed among the dumb sheeple’s.


32 posted on 02/14/2012 1:37:05 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer

Since this “tax cut” comes only out of Social Security, I am shocked that AARP is not raising a stink about this.

Oh, I forgot they’re in Obama’s back pocket....so, nevermind


33 posted on 02/14/2012 1:43:26 PM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: newgeezer

I’ve done all that. Still not showing up. Probably just me. I’m not able to sign into Twitter using Opera either, had to use IE.

My next tweet: @BarackObama #40dollars Why are you raiding the Social Security fund? Leave Grandma alone!

Let me know if you see it.


34 posted on 02/14/2012 1:55:49 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: jellybean
I'm not seeing it, yet.

After you post that, try this Search:

But, since I'm new at this, I can't say for sure if "realtime" means it won't take some time for yours to appear in search results and I don't care to Tweet anything just to find out.

35 posted on 02/14/2012 2:25:40 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer
The White House was coordinating these postings because as Rush pointed out one of the first posting was someone pretending to be a business owner.
36 posted on 02/14/2012 3:05:31 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: newgeezer
Here's the answer to your "appeal," Barry.


AS REGARDS YOUR APPEAL FOR PUBLIC OUTCRY, MR. PRESIDENT

37 posted on 02/14/2012 3:19:42 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Glenn

This is fun!!


38 posted on 02/14/2012 3:22:07 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: newgeezer

I commented on this at whitehouse.gov

“$40 pales by comparision to the $20,000 per capita that’s been added to the national debt since Obama has taken office.”


39 posted on 02/14/2012 3:49:36 PM PST by Amish with an attitude
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To: newgeezer

Ha, “Whether they can reach an agreement in 14 days...” Its a leap year, they have 15. Press can’t get anything right.


40 posted on 02/14/2012 6:04:04 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: molson209

Community Organizer instigating mob behavior.


41 posted on 02/14/2012 8:30:54 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected and it's all downhill from then on.)
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To: newgeezer

#40dollars costs new mortgage applicants $5400.00 over the life of their 30 year loan.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57371781/home-buyers-left-holding-bag-for-payroll-tax-cut/


42 posted on 02/14/2012 11:42:12 PM PST by Drago
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To: newgeezer

Hehe, my friends keep tweeting about the 40 dollars extra they can now give Santorum.


43 posted on 02/14/2012 11:44:40 PM PST by mockingbyrd
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To: Gopher Broke

Couldn’t this be considered to be the first step in the privatization of Social Security?

Why can’t we get a few republicans to stand up and thank the president for finally seeing the light and allowing us to keep more of our own money to invest in private IRA’s.

$1,040 / year into a roth IRA, gold, lead...


44 posted on 02/15/2012 10:38:58 AM PST by krizzy
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To: newgeezer

Dear Abby,

My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit-card bills and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum and let our kids worry about the rest, but already we can hardly keep up with the interest.

Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that most of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills even more.

Also, he has gotten religious. One week he hangs out with Catholics and the next with people who say the Pope is the Anti-Christ, and the next he’s with Muslims..

Finally, the last straw. He’s demanding that before anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath. It’s just so horribly creepy!

Can you help?

Signed,

Lost


Dear Lost,

Stop whining, Michelle. You’re getting to live in the White House for free, travel the world, and have others pay for everything for you. You can divorce the jerk any time you want. The rest of us are stuck with the idiot for at least another year!

Signed,

Abby


45 posted on 02/15/2012 10:43:09 AM PST by unique1
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