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Hating on YouCut

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 19 2010

Last week, I suggested ways that Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-VA) YouCut project, wherein regular folk vote on which spending project cuts should get a House floor vote, could be an encouraging, if flawed, toe into the water of genuine citizen engagement -- an appreciation, I admit, colored by my first-hand knowledge of just how defeating it can be to attempt to innovate in any way on Capitol Hill.

Fox Business Network's senior economist Mark Lieberman gently disagrees, calling YouCut "a fraud and an abdication of responsibilities of elected officials." Lieberman's main issue seems to be with the inflammatory copy accompanying each of the government programs. Quibbles.