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President Obama hosts Twitter Q&A about fiscal cliff negotiations

PRESIDENT OBAMA

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There’s been a lot of big news today breaking online and in social media: Kate is having a baby, The Pope is on Twitter, Chris Brown is back on Twitter (Ugh), so naturally the President scheduled a Twitter Q&A to discuss it all.

Just kidding. His 2 p.m. live chat stuck entirely – with one exception – to fiscal cliff negotiations, primarily centered around his main point that without a deal being reached, the average middle-class family will have about $2000 less to spend or save next year. For those who think even a soundbite is too dense, check out his 140-character responses!

Sticking with the hashtag #My2k the President encouraged followers to ask him questions – which he then answered briefly before signing off each one with his standard ‘-bo’. For the conspiracy theorists among you, the White House also uploaded a photo of Obama’s hands typing out the answers (OR WERE THEY?!).

Unlike the President’s reddit Ask Me Anything chat a few months ago, the questions were handpicked by the White House and then were retweeted along with President Obama’s answers. You can check out a full play-by-play on The White House’s Twitter feed; check out some of the highlights below:

https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275677020028018688

https://twitter.com/pmmckenzie/status/275676322859208704
https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275678516677328896
https://twitter.com/dontbeaprat/status/275673753403412481
https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275680617075712000
https://twitter.com/huntertred/status/275680258215260162
https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275682154548170752
https://twitter.com/davidosteen/status/275681765492940801
https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275683674148728832
https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275684295438381057

The chat wrapped up with the only non-fiscal cliff question of the 45-minute event:
https://twitter.com/Mica4Life/status/275672164039020544
https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275687472455901184
https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/275687893626912770

Obvious winner: Mandi, who I think we can assume is never changing her hair color again.

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Originally posted December 3 2012 — 3:00 PM EST

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