“NPR’s decision to fire [the martyred] Juan Williams not only undermines that, it shows an ignorance of the fact that radical Islam and the terrorists who murder in its name scare people of all faiths, religions, and beliefs,” Mr. Cantor said.
While in the minority, Republicans’ YouCut program has been mostly advisory. The House GOP caucus has tried to offer the cuts as amendments to bills, but has been shut down procedurally by the Democratic majority.
But if Republicans win control of the House, the program could have real teeth. In their “Pledge to America” campaign agenda, House Republicans said they will hold weekly votes on specific spending cuts, and mentioned YouCut as part of that initiative.