Tuesday, May 18, 2010


YouCut is either a Republican gimmick or a public act of empowerment, or maybe a little of both. In either case, the website has had an overwhelming response.

YouCut – a first-of-its-kind project - is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress. It allows you to vote, both online and on your cell phone, on spending cuts that you want to see the House enact. Vote on this page today for your priorities and together we can begin to change Washington's culture of spending into a culture of savings.

This week on the chopping block:

1- Presidential Election Fund - $260 million in savings
2- Taxpayer Subsidized Union Activities - $600 million in savings
3- HUD Program for Doctoral Dissertations - $1 million in savings
4- New Non-Reformed Welfare Program - $2.5 billion in savings
5- Eliminate Wealthier Communities from CDBG - $2.6 billion in savings

So go to YouCut and pick the program that YOU think should be cut, and then submit YOUR ideas for what else should be cut.

I want to cut them all.