You Cut The Federal Budget

May 12, 2010
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Youcut is a program put forth by House republicans to help curb federal spending, reduce the budget deficit, and potentially reduce the national debt.  The program is designed to allow Americans to vote for federal budget items that they would support cutting from the federal budget.

In a recent interview in the Richmond Times Dispatch, House minority Whip Eric Cantor said the program is designed to challenge “Congress’ culture of spending” by engaging the public. “The American people will have a direct input on what they feel is the best way for the government to save money, each and every week,” said Cantor.

The YOUCUT program is a website where Americans are presented with programs to cut from the federal budget each week. The budget item with the highest votes is put into a bill and brought to the floor of the house. The website will track who votes for and against bringing the bill up for a vote.

Liberal groups are blasting the program as an election year gimmick.   Conservative blogs are questioning the impact since some of this weeks cuts are so small. 

However, it is about time that somebody in Washington understands that most Americans are fed up with ever increasing spending and huge budget deficits.  And as some bloggers have pointed out, when you cut budget items as little as a few hundred million, it does not put much of a dent in this year’s almost $1.4 trillion budget deficit.  However, some of the cuts are for spending that it so wasteful, it will be interesting who tries to block removing the spending.

This week’s options allow for voters to pick from 4 options ranging from $1 million to $2.6 billion.

Click the following to see the first week of You Cut budget results.

You can access You Cut at http://republicanwhip.house.gov/YouCut/.  Stay tuned in to the You Cut web site to see the results and who in congress voted against cutting federal spending.

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2 Responses to You Cut The Federal Budget

  1. All Around the World News on May 13, 2010 at 12:22 am

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  2. james m donahue on May 27, 2010 at 9:51 am

    after they stop Fed pay raises they can revue ALL Fed benifits and make them compareable to real life workers

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