The White House wants you to tweet about how you would use an extra $40 in your paycheck as part of a second Twitter campaign to extend the payroll tax cut
Workers last year and the first two months of this year have had the amount taken out of the paychecks for the payroll tax cut by 2 percentage points. They still pay a payroll tax of 4.2 percent of earnings that goes toward Social Security.
According to the Washington Post, the White House used the same Twitter campaign in December to prod reluctant Republicans in Congress to extend this tax cut. The Post says back then more than 30,000 people weighed in about the $40. (Republicans already appear to be going along with extending the tax break through the end of this year.)
Use the hash tag #40 dollars if you want to add your 2 cents.
Among the comments, in support and against, that have been posted so far:
From MsWz: To a lot of our patients #40dollars is the difference between going with or without certain medications.
Annie: Means a tank of gas that only last me 2 days to get to and from work
Sean Spicer: WH relaunches #40dollars campaign but since Obama took office ur share of national debt has gone up #15235dollars
Amy Lynn Smith: #40dollars is half the monthly co-pay on my diabetes medication. I can't skip a single dose.
Chelsea Gruenwald: With #40dollars I could buy my very own #Obama2012 polo, or in other words, a really expensive rag to wash my car with