- Days left

'Hey Guys - This Is Barack': Obama Holds Chillaxed Fiscal Cliff Twitter Q&A

Pete Souza / The White House / Twitter
By Gregory Ferenstein


The world's most powerful man went to Twitter to promote his plan to avoid the so-called 'fiscal cliff' of impending tax hikes. If his style is any indication, the prez tweeted from Camp David while sipping an Arnold Palmer. So, make like your commander in chief, put your feet up, and check out some of the best moments of tax policy in 140 characters or less:





See the rest of President Obama's Twitter conversation on TechCrunch.


Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Introduction to Preferred Shares

Learn the difference between preferred and common shares.

View Course »

How to Avoid Financial Scams

Avoid getting duped by financial scams.

View Course »

TurboTax Articles

8 Things You Think Are Tax Deductible That Aren't

There?s a fine line between looking to save money on your taxes and taking deductions that will raise eyebrows at the Internal Revenue Service. Some taxpayers are tripped up by expenses that they assume are tax deductions, but don?t qualify under IRS guidelines. Here are a dozen items that can lead to unpleasant surprises in case of an audit.

9 Things You Didn't Know Were Tax Deductions

Few realizations are more painful than realizing that you forgot to include a tax deduction that would have lowered your tax bill or increased your tax refund on your tax return. Here are some tax deductions that you shouldn't overlook.

A Comparative Look at State Taxes

Ever wondered which state has the highest gas tax or the lowest overall tax burden? Interact with the infographic below to compare income tax, property tax, and other taxes by state.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

155 Comments

Filter by:
freethedems2012

Hey guys - this is Barack.
You'll never get your country back.

December 12 2012 at 4:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BeachBumCB

Go over the cliff. Then, cut all programs, including ALL federal salaries, by 5% a year for three years. Dismiss any department head that overspends their budget.
Shazam! We will be solvent.

December 05 2012 at 5:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jdykbpl45

Someone should ask Timmy "Tax Cheat" Geithner why he felt his taxes were too high, when he did not pay what he owed. Why is he not in jail, where he belongs.

December 05 2012 at 4:32 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
freethedems2012

Hey Barack - this is a citizen.
Please stop campaigning and run the country.
Oh yeah, all you know how to do is campaign.

December 04 2012 at 7:42 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
democrackso

Ticknerds a dopey Obamite.

December 04 2012 at 5:35 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
democrackso

Somehole isn't concerned about the country going over the fiscal cliff because he'll still get his welfare check.

December 04 2012 at 5:34 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to democrackso's comment
hugozoon

there is no fiscal cliff.

December 06 2012 at 5:59 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
freethedems2012

Hey guys - this is Barack.
I'm a Commie
and that's a fack.........I mean fact.

December 04 2012 at 4:05 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
freethedems2012

Hey guys - this is Barack.
If I was a doctor,
I'd be a quack.

December 04 2012 at 4:03 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to freethedems2012's comment
Somey

Yes, you are a quack

December 04 2012 at 4:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Somey's comment
democrackso

Another brilliant response from Somehole.

December 04 2012 at 5:31 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down
mrspelosi

Somey darling it's amazing you of all people name calling dear. It would be wise for you to keep your beak shut darling.

December 04 2012 at 6:32 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down
mnpills

Let's tax the rich to feed the poor, utilll there are no rich no more.

December 04 2012 at 3:53 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to mnpills's comment
freethedems2012

Good poem, and very true.

December 04 2012 at 4:02 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
freethedems2012

Hey guys- this is Barack.
I've spent all your money,
Now take up the slack.

December 04 2012 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply