Rehberg Seeks Ideas for Stimulus Via YouTube

By Beacon Staff

Whip out your Webcams, Montanans, and tell the federal government what to do with your tax dollars. U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., sent out a press release today asking constituents to submit their ideas and opinions for the economic stimulus package via Youtube videos. But act quickly! The deadline is Thursday. And just in case you’re considering submitting something racy, offensive or you’re simply thinking about submitting a video of yourself lip synching a Beyonce song to the good Rep. Rehberg, think twice: Mitt Romney will be among those screening the videos for good ideas. The full press release with the e-mail address for submissions and more info is below. Though I’m being a bit sarcastic here – this is a blog after all – it’s a pretty smart, easy way to communicate with your representative. Go out and get some video of that dilapidated bridge in your community or rundown rural medical clinic, and send the images into Rehberg. You never know.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today invited Montanans to submit their ideas and opinions about the stimulus package that is currently being drafted in the House via the video sharing website YouTube. The videos may be featured Thursday at a hearing hosted by House Republicans for the economic stimulus working group.

“Montanans have called my office with some great ideas for the economic stimulus package,” said Rehberg, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “This is an exciting opportunity for them to participate in the policy-making process using the wonders of the internet. It’s a mistake to assume that the best ideas come out of the logic-free zone of Washington, D.C. Montanans have the best understanding of what will work in Montana.”

Montanans who want to submit their ideas should create a digital video and email it to [email protected]. Montanans can find more information online at http://republicanwhip.house.gov/. Submissions will be reviewed by an expert economic panel, including Governor Mitt Romney.