House Minority Whip Eric Cantor released a new web app called YOUCUT in which he commits the GOP in the house to enact budget cuts that citizens select and vote for.
It's a total of less than $6 billion in possible cuts against an annual budget that is over $1.6 trillion in the red. The total cuts offered amount to less than 1/2 of 1 percent if the budget. This at a time when we should be looking at serious annual budget cuts on the order of 25-30%.
Plus, any budget cuts proposed by the GOP at this time will instantly be shot down by the House majority. So it's an exercise that really does nothing and waste congressional GOP leaders' time. It's a PR gimmick. How stupid do they think we are?
Nice try Eric, but we don't find parlour tricks entertaining right now.
If congressional GOP leadership is serious about helping the country, they should be calling on the grassroots to ensure that every vacant central committee seat and precinct chairmanship is filled by November (where administratively possible) and alternates are appointed to every seat. They would be calling on a major grassroots initiative to get wavering Democrats re-registered as Republicans (after the majority of the primaries).
But they would rather play the same lame game. Alert voters will be looking for opportunities to replace them.