Jan 19, 2015 5:51 PM

White House offers social media open house following Tuesday's State Of The Union Address


President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union Address on Tuesday night is expected to lay out a long list of proposals. One of them is aimed at providing a boost for middle-class families.

The president's proposals would raise $320-billion over the next 10 years through tax hikes on wealthy Americans and new bank fees on large financial institutions.

About $60-million of that would go to the president's pitch for free community college. The rest would give middle-class families a $500 tax credit.

The State of the Union Address is Tuesday at 9 p.m., but the day after will be just as interesting. The White House is holding a social media open house to answer any of your questions. You can post questions on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #AskTheWH. Members of the Obama Administration will spend Wednesday answering those questions. Their agenda is posted online.

It's not new.

Actually, it's a 21st century spin on a 19th century idea. They're calling it the "Big Block Of Cheese Day." It's named in honor of President Andrew Jackson's 1837 open house where Jackson hauled a 1,400 pounds of cheese into the main foyer of the White House. Thousands came to discuss issues while carving off slabs of cheddar.

This will be the O'bama Administration's second annual "Big Block Of Cheese Day." Click here for more information on how to get involved.


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