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Voice your opinions on government spending online

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – House Republicans are taking their push to cut federal spending to a new level and asking the you, the public, to voice your opinions through the click of your mouse. A website has been set up where you can vote on where you think the government can make cuts.

This new website called 'You Cut' was started last week by Republican congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia. He's encouraging the nation to vote each week on what cuts you want your lawmakers to enforce to help balance the budget.

Each week the site will post five spending targets. You decide which option you think is most beneficial to cut, then vote by either clicking online or texting in. Whichever gets the most votes, lawmakers will try to force Congress to eliminate that area of spending the following week on Capitol Hill.

House republicans say the project is designed to give the public a bigger voice, and challenge Washington's culture of spending and replace it with saving.

If you go online and want to vote but don't like the five options you see, the site encourages you to submit your own suggestions on how the government can tighten its belt.

Here is a link to the website with more information.

http://republicanwhip.house.gov/YouCut/


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