RICHMOND, VA – One politician is putting some power back in the hands of the people!
Republican Whip Eric Cantor has spearheaded an innovative, first-of-its-kind project. “You Cut,” introduced two days ago, is a project constructed in the wake of the ongoing efforts for economic recovery.
According to Cantor, the project is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. It will allow people to vote, both online and on through their cell phone, on spending cuts they want to see the House enact.
“Together we can begin to change Washington’s culture of spending into a culture of saving,” says Cantor.
By going on the website, citizens can select from featured initiatives that they believe should no longer be funded by the federal government. For this week’s voting, the site lists five programs that could see their end soon – the Presidential Election Fund, “Taxpayer Subsidized Union Activities,” a HUD program for doctoral dissertations, a welfare program and community development block grants for “wealthier communities.”
Each week, the House Economic Recovery Solutions Group will post new proposals they feel are wasteful. asking site visitors to vote on which one they think are the worst. “The first winner” would be announced Monday. Later next week, House Republicans will take an up-or-down vote on the spending cuts that got the most online votes.