Comments on: Republican YouCut seeks to shear Mohair from budget http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/05/20/republican-youcut-seeks-to-shear-mohair-from-budget/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/05/20/republican-youcut-seeks-to-shear-mohair-from-budget/comment-page-1/#comment-408169 Tue, 25 May 2010 17:31:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=27274#comment-408169 If the House Republican leadership invested as much energy into learning public policy as it did into coming up with new political gimmicks, they might be more effective lawmakers.

The first gimmick was the National Council for a New America, spearheaded by House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, which would engage the nation in a dialog about Republican ideas. Despite having been launched to significant fanfare, the NCNA has been unceremoniously scrapped, having developed exactly zero ideas.

Now they have launched the YouCut project. Republicans pick government programs they don’t like, and invite the public to vote on which ones they want to see eliminated. GOP lawmakers then try to cut the “winning” programs, responding to public demand. The YouCut project ended up targeting a bipartisan jobs program, which made the whole initiative look foolish.

With less than six months before national elections, the party that intends to take back the majority needs help from the public figuring out its own agenda?

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By: Thomas5012 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/05/20/republican-youcut-seeks-to-shear-mohair-from-budget/comment-page-1/#comment-408127 Fri, 21 May 2010 05:55:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=27274#comment-408127 What a great idea. You should be proud of this achievement. My home is to help you expand this service to the many friends that I have. Hopefully other members will do the same. God bless you for your creativity.

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