« George W. Bush calls for "benevolent" debate on immigration | Main | Voters warming to Obama, confident fiscal cliff will be averted »

December 06, 2012

President Obama takes fiscal cliff debate back on the road

With lawmakers and the White House yet to work out a deal to avert the looming fiscal crisis, President Obama will hit the campaign trail today, traveling to what the White House says is the home of a middle class family in Northern Virginia.

There he'll "discuss the importance of extending income taxes for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses," the White House says.

A member of the Virginia family shared a response to the White House's #My2K social media campaign, explaining how a hike in taxes -- estimated at $2,200 -- would effect the family if the Bush-era cuts aren't extended. The White House says the family’s story is just one of over 100,000 its received at Whitehouse.gov. Another 260,000 have tweeted about it.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference President Obama takes fiscal cliff debate back on the road :


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.


"Planet Washington" covers politics and government. It is written by journalists in McClatchy's Washington Bureau.

Send a story suggestion or news tip.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2 3 4
    5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    26 27 28 29 30 31