#My2K: Where in the World?

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President Barack Obama points to a question from House Speaker John Boehner during a "Twitter Town Hall" on July 6, 2011 in the East Room of the White House.

The White House has issued an open invitation on Twitter for people to write their congressmen, to weigh in on the fiscal cliff debate.

The president issued the invitation this week:


So how is that social-media mailbag going?

On the East Coast, Seth Weaver writes on Twitter: “#my2k @BarackObama how much is that vacation your gonna take? And you want to raise my taxes?”

Out West, Wahcasawin writes: “#My2k means I can buy groceries.”

That 2K is roughly the $2,200 which the White House maintains the typical middle class family will save if the fiscal cliff is averted and Bush-era tax cuts for households earning less than $250,000 a year are extended. The president wants to retire those tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. Republicans are insisting on spending cuts as well, with a trimming of entitlement spending, before they’ll talk about taxes.

Esri, a location analytics company that maps out data points in a variety of fields, offers a window into what people are tweeting with the #My2K hashtag, and where they’re tweeting from. See Esri’s interactive map, which offers a sampling of White House-inspired tweets, with the, uh, profanity filtered out.

Southern California has been pretty busy at this #My2K thing.

Erica asks: “Will #my2k cover the transportation costs required to get Churchill’s bust back in the White House?” !!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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