House GOP Lets Public Vote On Programs To Cut

Like an inside-the-Beltway version of “American Idol,” Republicans in the House of Representatives are taking the federal budget to the people, letting popular online votes determine which taxpayer-funded programs in Washington ought to get the ax.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia developed YouCut in the last Congress, but it didn’t get too far in the Democratic-controlled House. This year, with the GOP in charge, things are different.

“I just think the program is beautiful. The beauty of it is that the American people are involved. People are coming up to us and saying we’re spending millions of dollars on A, B and C. Why are we doing that?” Freshman Repersenative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina. McClatchy Newspapers – Click To Read More…