Obama Soliciting Help From Citizens to Solve 'Fiscal Cliff'
The president is taking him message straight to the citizens via social media. Is he playing fair?
We've been inundated with news and commentary about President Barack Obama and Congress' struggle to find a point of compromise on the looming "fiscal cliff" issue.
In a recent speech the president urges everyone to send a tweet to their congressmen to let them know they favor his middle class income tax cut program. And he took to Twitter on Monday to answer tweets from citizens with questions on his plan.
Obama is the first president to use the social media to reach the masses. His latest message is posted on a website, Barack Obama, What Does $2,000 Mean to You.
It's a simple question - he invites you to write back with a short message on the impact of an extra two grand would mean in your pocket rather than the government's coffers.
What do you think of his use of the Internet and social media sites to spread his message?
Is he savvy or manipulating the public, many of whom may be largely uneducated on the intricacies of solving this problem?