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December 07, 2012

Biden will make the case for lower taxes at lunch

The Obama administration continues its push to lobby Congress to lower taxes on the middle class.

Today, Vice President Joe Biden will lunch with like-minded Americans whose income taxes would rise  if a deal is not reached by the end of the year to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

Biden, according to the White House, will talk about preserving tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses. 

One of the lunch participants was chosen through the #My2k Twitter campaign in which Americans are asked to explain why extending income tax cuts for middle class families is important to them.

I am a full-time worker and caregiver for three seniors,'' she wrote. The expenses fall on my shoulders and my husband's retirement. I can't see how we can afford to pay more taxes."

Since beginning the #My2K campaign a week ago, more than 100,000 stories have been shared on WhiteHouse.gov and 250,000 tweeted with the hashtag #My2k.


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