Republicans needle Hoyer over 'YouSpend' response

Republicans needled House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) over his office's rejoinder to the GOP's new "YouCut" initiative.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) pointed to the "YouSpend" feature on Hoyer's website, saying it inflated figures.

Cantor's new "YouCut" program
allows visitors to his website to vote on spending programs they would like to see cut. The initiative claimed 100,000 votes on Thursday, two days after it was launched.

In response, Hoyer's office launched "YouSpend," a mockup site that highlights some of the less bright spots on the GOP record from when Republicans last controlled Congress. The site asks viewers to click and vote on several options, including the Bush-era tax cuts and "Bridge to Nowhere" earmarks.

But Republicans took exception to the site's voting option, participation in which clearly redirects users to Hoyer's home page for the mock project.

"Are Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, and House Democrats so out of touch that they’d create a fictional vote on spending cuts and then create a phony result???" said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for Cantor. "So not only aren’t they listening to the American people, but are they sinking so low to actually manufacture a phony public response on a serious effort to cut spending? Wow, that is beyond belief."