White House scores with its #40dollars campaign
December 21st, 2011
08:21 AM ET

White House scores with its #40dollars campaign

White House social media gurus took to twitter Tuesday afternoon after it was clear Congress would adjourn without extending the payroll tax holiday.  Their question to tweeps?  What does $40 - the average amount Americans will lose from each paycheck if the holiday is not extended - mean to them?

The CNN Wire reports the White House got some unique answers:

Responses, which ranged from the serious to the inane, began pouring in Tuesday after the White House posted the question on its Twitter and Facebook accounts:

"It would be easier to make my student loan payments," tweeted Matthew Nocella.

David Paul Hluchy posted on Facebook that $40 means "40 Hot Wheels mainline cars."

Full story HERE


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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. george of the jungle

    people are finally seeing what the republican party is really all about. Taking pledges from people with their own agendas. Working for the rich and big business. Favoring the health insurance companies and even while decrying wall street investing for their own personal gain. The only one out their working for the average citizen is the democratic party lead by the president. He has spent hours trying to bring both sides to the table . A+ on his foreign policy . The repos would have us in another war if left unchecked.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:25 am |
    • jean2009

      Thanks George...Obama-Biden 2012.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:45 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Jean,,,

        A little humor for you!

        Merry Christmas!

        [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFWdiS55_j8&w=640&h=390]

        We are doing well with the EBTs and the California Weave!

        December 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWlkXRZ3CA&w=640&h=390]

      Anybody But Obama 2012!

      December 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      If you want to see Croney Politics,,, go here and see where Wall Street and Fat Cats are putting thier money...

      Wanna slam the Republicans?

      This will make sure they eat their hats!

      http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/index.php?ql3

      Oh, Look up Oligarchy from the Liberal/Progressive Left/Commie Leaning - encyclopedia:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy

      December 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        As an aside,

        the reason why the Fat Cat
        General Electric/
        Disney World/
        Big Banks/
        Union Bosses/
        Big Industrial Auto Companies/
        Big Hollywood/
        Big Pharma/
        Big Argriculture/
        and Big Government

        wants to add more rules and regulations,,,,

        is so the

        Little Guy
        CANNOT COMPETE...

        If you are a LITTLE GUY,,,

        BETTER VOTE OUT
        the BIG GOVERNMENT
        TYRANTS
        and
        Vote FOR
        those that want you to live in FREEDOM

        [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55aujTwuJY8&w=640&h=390]

        December 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  2. JSMAN

    The Republicans want me to keep $480 next year. Obama wants me to keep $80. One more reason why Obama is simply out of touch with rational Americans.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Sam

      Have you read any articles, or are you just guessing... because....
      Nevermind. I give up.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ-Etb0k0Q&w=640&h=390]

      December 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TswMeHnh2cA&w=640&h=390]

      December 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm |
  3. C-Lo

    Just another wool over the eyes...The House has remained committed to staying to figure out and finalize the differences for a year long solution. The Senate said "well we've done what we're going to do, either the House pass it or let it fall." And you're calling Republicans the party of no-compromise? Hmm.

    As for this particular propoganda piece, the AVERAGE difference is $40...based on bringing the SS tax back up 2%, based on 26 paychecks a year, that would be on someone making $52k/year. Those making less would see a less drastic "loss" and those who make more can afford it, right? Let's not forget, too that all this is doing is further damaging the coffers of an already sinking SS ship.

    Wasn't it just a few years ago we were discussing RAISING SS taxes to keep it solvent? But that's ok, we can just keep soaking the rich to make up the difference in the future–oh, no, actually it'll by your kids and grand kids (great-grandkids, jean) who are footing this bill.

    Of course, non of this would be an issue if we hadn't created a society of Gov't (read "taxpayer") dependents.

    Oh the joys of being ignorant of the bigger picture and long term effects on others, maybe I will become a gov't dependent after all.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
    • C-Lo

      And I am not blind or ignorant to the fact that the Republicans have failed in seeing the big picture effects either.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • steveo

      Careful C-Lo,

      When you start challenging folks, you'll get the silent treatment (or you will suddenly become a bigot or racist)! In fact, you'll get everything but an answer! Tread lightly my friend!

      December 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Thanks for the warning Steveo...I am well aware of where this might lead. Nice thing is, I cannot be a bigot or racist, I hate everyone equally!!! (and yes, this is meant to be fodder for the myopics out there :-) )

        December 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  4. Ben

    Move over propaganda train is coming through... Chooga... Chooga... Chew... Chew!

    December 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  5. Lucifer

    It's not even worth the paper it's written on. Especially concerning, "the dragon society."

    December 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm |