The Congressional Republicans have set up a way for you to vote on spending cuts (sort of).
The House Minority Whip, Eric Cantor is heading up an effort for you speak out. Every week, there is a place to vote on a program to cut. It’s easy:
Some time ago, my younger brother, a Berkeley Liberal, asked a very pertinent question: “why?” The question actually was “why have the Communists around the world murdered some 120 to 170 million people?” Still, it’s always good to ask “why?”
In this case, I believe that there are a number of reasons for the program:
- It creates the perception that Republicans are fiscally responsible.
- It may get people engaged and create activists.
- If the number of participants gets large enough, it will give the Republicans increased political power for the wars inside the Washington Beltway.
- It provides an email list of concerned voters to appeal to.
At any rate, I have and continue to participate. I can always delete unwanted emails and if the program ends up cutting wasteful spending, then it is worth while.
I encourage you to also participate.
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)