Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or other I believe most reasonable Americans agree that something must be done about the out of control government spending. Until now the only way for the public to participate in their government was to write their representatives or run for office themselves.
This basically floods the offices of representatives and senators with a wide variety of suggestions or grievances that may or may not actually be read by the recipient. A good idea could just as easily get thrown in with the in-actionable rants, there is no way to know. The sender gets a nice "thank you" for your concern and put on the politicians mailing list.
Now there is YOU CUT. Admittedly this is has one focus, but that one issue is of extreme importance in these times. What government spending is not important to you?
This is how it works:
1. Go to the website
2. Each week 5 items will appear. READ each one carefully (or better yet research each on your own). You will only be able to VOTE for ONE issue (one form of government spending you DON'T approve of) of the five for that week.
3. Click on the VOTE box for that particular item (you can also text vote), a small box will appear requesting your e-mail to complete your vote. That's it.
4. You will receive an e-mail the following week with the topic that received the most votes and the outcome of it on the floor of Congress.
Some anti-Republicans will no doubt abhor going to one of their websites. To them I say, the issues are right there, your "exposure' time is minimal, and it's not overbearing to begin with.
I don't know if it will catch on, I hope it does. I'd like to see a non-partisan government website to something similar on a wide range of issues. I would not support this if it were promoting programs, but since its purpose is to seek cuts in spending, I'm all for it and if one doesn't see something they feel should be cut they don't have to vote that particular week. I'm sure most everyone could fine one thing they believe is wasteful, so that shouldn't be a problem. Anyway it's an easy way to get involved.
Here is the LINK