Obama's #My2K "Fiscal Cliff" Twitter-gasm - Streaming Live

Tyler Durden's picture

It will be interesting to say the least. President Obama will be taking control of the social media madness, via his #My2K hashtag, at 2pmET to discuss the fiscal cliff and answer questions - following Sunday's rather more un-compromising appearance. We are sure the ZeroHedge readership have many questions for him. We wonder if @JohnBoehner will ask any? Of course, nothing can compare to the @MarkCuban vs @RealDonaldTrump cagematch - though we can only hope. We also look forward to hearing from @FakeJohnBoehner and @NotJohnBoehner.


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Stackers's picture

Got my certified ACME parachute and rocket skates in the mail today. no worries.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Exactly.  Everyone is concerned about themselves. 

How will the $3k tax increase affect me? 

There is no care for the State of America anymore, the only care is for the State of oneself.  This is because people are desperate.  People understand the trouble the world is in, and are now in a fight or flight mentality.

Most people are fleeing the tribe, abandoning reason, and resorting to selfish acts that are destroying the finanial system, like forcing everyone to bailout the banks so they can get their annuities and pensions.

cossack55's picture

Then there are those pulling everything out of these corrupt piece of shit banks, converting to PMs and burying the caches on flood plain lands.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Yes, there will be winners and losers at the end game. Hopefully our brethren remembers that money is just a ways to a means an not an end.

When stocks fall now it freaks the muppets into cashing them out, for they would rather hold dollars and lose to inflation, a number they think is 3%, than the possibility of losing their portfolio to another market collapse.  They got their bailout, now they are cashing out.  It exemplifies the selfish desperation.

But they will end up empty handed.  The end game will leave the dollar worthless.  With it stocks and bonds will be found to hold value only in comparison, and compared to real assets, that too will be margainal.

Then the World Bank and IMF and BIS will offer a solution.  That is when we as the holders of the  true asset known as money must remember our brothers and sisters, as lostas they have become, will need our help, and we must stand up to our enemy.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Paul "There Is No Debt" Krugman, Ph.D., just twatted that:


"2 haz debt ceiling iz 2 deny our urges. Lord Obamney, smash thru debt ceiling like King Kong."

Stackers's picture

ROFL - best tweet on the list yet


Will Levith @Mediawill

Nate Silver didn't predict I'd ask this: Mr. President (tweeting from NYC): You should hire Romney to run Obamacare. He might accept.

NotApplicable's picture

Wow, if anyone has any hope for the future, just watch that twitter stream for a couple of minutes.

Has there been one yet that doesn't fit this template?

"Take stuff from [bad people label] and give it to [good people label] and that will make it all fair."

knukles's picture

I just love the stiffies I get when liberals talk social justice.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

All through the twitter feed....

....I, Me, Mine!

MachoMan's picture

Of course, the problem lies when people seek redistribution to help ensure capitalistic principles (e.g. competition) can actually have a chance of taking place (which most free market mythers don't want to discuss)...  but, in your defense, protests are always for more entitlements, not the ability to compete on a level playing field.  [a necessary distinction invalidating virtually all complaining/protest].

iDealMeat's picture

The "Fiscal Cliff" BS being parroted by the MSM is all a distraction.  The only thing Barry's Handlers want is to remove congressional oversight of debt ceiling limits..

ShrNfr's picture

Actually, they are trying to get Congressional oversight of anything to be in the rear view mirror.

azzhatter's picture

Would it be inappropriate to ask Ozero if he has consulted Maxine Waters for ideas

Joe moneybags's picture

LH is exactly right with his assertion that the public will buy into keeping their 2 or 3K reduction in taxes.  Obama will successfully pin the loss of the this deduction on the R's if they insist upon saving the deduction for the top 2%, which nixes any compromise, and sends us into the Fiscal Speed Bump.

Rathmullan's picture

Hey, the statists have taught us masses that it's every man for himself in jonnie horzine's casino of the bizarre.

Meanwhile, to answer boehner's question, the lame duck community organizer el-presidente is "serious". Even the coke heads on wall street won't like that.

smlbizman's picture

next thing you know the fuckin pope will be on twitter.......

LongSoupLine's picture

A sitting president...Twitter? What a bunch of fucking horseshit.


Just another political distraction technique to lull the stupid fucking sheep to sleep. This is a disgusting fucking display of "lemming trapping" I've seen, and the fact so many are sucking it up like a bowl of GMO fucking soup tells me we deserve every fucking thing coming.

If I had Twitter...#fuckoffnonleadingPOTUSchicagocrook

slaughterer's picture

You guys at ZH are sharp as switchblades today: I am resignign myself to just +1ing all the comments and not saying anything in addition.  Bye, slaughterer.  

Temporalist's picture

The ZH crew could use #twittergasm in reply.

insanelysane's picture

I don't have twitter so can someone send the following...

Are there any skittle shitting, golden unicorns locked up in Area 51?

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I thought Romney was a robot but apparently the POTUS is.

Joe Davola's picture

$50 says if someone sent him #goatse he'd click on it.

docj's picture

So, I'm guessing the whole point of #My2K is to keep, for as long as possible, as many people as possible in the dark as to the actual costs of this western-european style social welfare state they've voted for. Do I have that about right?

insanelysane's picture

No.  It is to reinforce to the "middle" class' that their $2k is their $2k and that 40% of the "rich's" $k is their's as well.  Of course you need to subtract out what ever Corzine stole from the "rich" last year.

docj's picture

Of course - so the "middle" class will continue to support the nanny-state electorally while demanding that the mythical Somebody Else support it with their money.

helping_friendly_book's picture

Let's not forget to subtract the billion dollars given to the Romney campaign.........300 million of which came from Karl Rove.....Right karl????......We know your in here!!!.....somewhere.......The rich are now poor from trying to elect that secret underwear fascist cult guy....hahahahahahaha......just gotta laugh....


Drachma's picture

Sounds good, but check with the Frinkiak-7 to be sure.

pods's picture

Will somebody please shoot me?



cossack55's picture

Answer from DHS: The drone is on its way. Glad to be of service.

ShrNfr's picture

Hey, gotta use up those hollow nose that they bought so that they can justify an increase in their budget.

Dr. Engali's picture

Shhhh......we don't want to send Bob Costas into a tizzy.

The Gooch's picture

"President Obama's hashtag army"

Appropriately titled.

"If he didn't have a hashtag, none of this would have happened"- Bob Costas 

ebworthen's picture

If we get these tweets off the street the inanity will stop!

James-Morrison's picture

Maybe played to the tune of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", I mean:

"Bronco Bamma's Hashtag Tax Cliff Band"

ebworthen's picture

"Mr. President, is it true that perception trumps reality and that Chicago is the new Constantinople of the West?"

cossack55's picture

A: No, it is the new Istanbul of the East. Just kidding. It is really the new Babylon of the World.

Yen Cross's picture

That was a good one ebworthenthe cnbs /msm stink is pretty thick today... Someone get Obumma  a bucket of yellow golf balls/ he's playing in the dark again!

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

YOU did not create that hash tag ...

Dr. Engali's picture

Mr. Totus ...I'm still waiting for my thingamajig check? Did you forget to mail them?

Taffy Lewis's picture

Share what that means for me?

If I don't pay any taxes, do I still get 2000 dollars? Will you send a check or put it on my EBT card? When can I count on it?


pods's picture

Twenty years from now our system will be managed by whoever gets more "likes" on FB.

Brought to you by Carl's Jr.


SheepDog-One's picture

40 years from now the only employer will be Brawndo the thirst mutilator,  ButtFuckers burgers, and Starbucks 2 fer 1 gentlemens happy endings.

Uncle Remus's picture

What?!? No White Castle? Oh the humanity...

Parrotile's picture

Might be quite a lot sooner than that. With the evident infantilism in Western politics, I'd give it 5-10 years TOPS.

(Assuming that "someone" doesn't start WW3 "accidentally on purpose" in the meantime!)

Jonas Parker's picture

"Obamabots" now to be called "Obamatwits"!


or maybe "Obama half-twits"...

Zombie Investor's picture

My question to Obama: Why do you hate the Clinton tax rates?

PWD Lover's picture

Huh?  Doesn't O just want to raise the marginal rates BACK to the Clinto rates?

catacl1sm's picture

Can people who don't pay income taxes and get Obamaphones use twitter?