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"YouCut" offers public chance to cut government waste

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By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Do you think the government is wasting money? If you do, there's a new way to have your voice heard.

"YouCut" - a first-of-its-kind project -allows the public to vote both online and on cell phones, on spending cuts that they want to see the Congress enact.

The interactive program is sponsored by Republicans but they encourage everyone, regardless of political affiliation to participate. Each week the public votes on wasteful items they want to strip. The house then votes on whether they want to cut the item with the most votes.

"I think it's a very good program," say Dana Kinlaw, an Independent voter. "It gets the public involved and hopefully make some good decisions on where we put our money. Our tax dollars."

280,000 people cast votes in the project's first week. You can learn more about "YouCut" by visiting its website here.

 
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