The first results are in on Eric Cantor’s “YouCut” poll.
Steve Benen comments:
The problem, not surprisingly, is that Cantor doesn’t seem to understand the program he now wants to cut. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explained today that this so-called “wasteful” program will actually enable states to place 186,000 unemployed individuals in subsidized jobs by the end of the summer. The notion that it “incentivizes states to increase their welfare caseloads” is simply wrong.
But like most Republican gimmicks, this has nothing to do with what’s real, and everything to do with what Cantor and his cohorts can get people to believe.