The YouCut project is focused on solutions - when we ask for ideas to cut spending, we don't ask if it is a Republican idea or a Democrat idea, we just ask if it is a good idea.
This week's YouCut item had the promise of bipartisanship. Last week, four House Democrats proudly announced their own ideas for spending cuts - we took one of their ideas and offered it on the House floor for a vote. We didn't change their proposal.
Three of those four then voted against one of their own ideas, which they had proudly supported at a press conference less than a week before. Click here to see where your Representative stood on this vote.
When we first heard that a small group of our colleagues from the other side of the isle were interested in cutting spending, we were optimistic that they would work with us on actually getting it done. Sadly, it was not to be - they will even vote against their own ideas, simply because the motion to vote is from another party.
They talk about cutting spending, but they haven't voted that way. We will continue to present them with opportunities to follow through on their rhetoric - your vote each week gives us the ability to do that. Click here to vote on the next five cuts, which are already up on the YouCut website.
Our country is at a critical crossroads. Either we will make the difficult decisions and approach the challenge posed by our staggering national debt like adults, or we will continue down the dangerous path of reckless spending - burdening our children and grandchildren with the cost.
House Republican Whip