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Utahn's YouTube video catches RNC's attention

Utahn's YouTube video catches RNC's attention



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Republican National Committee likes what a Utahn has done with pennies on YouTube.

Republicans like Matthias Shapiro's videos because they show in common sense terms how he believes the economic stimulus plan has worked.

"We lost the jobs he (Pres. Obama) said we were going to lose. We also lost the jobs he said we were going to save," Shapiro says in one video, using pennies on a table to demonstrate the concept.

"At first I was like, I'll need $400 in pennies," Shapiro said. He says 10,000 pennies were enough.

RNC Chairman Michael Steele saw Shapiro's video. The Deseret News reports the RNC flew Shapiro to Washington on Tuesday, where Steele gave him the "Grassroots Logic Award."

Shapiro also uses pennies to make points about budget cuts and health care. He demonstrates that $100 million in budget cuts promoted by President Obama are not that big.

Shapiro, 28, is a software developer who lives in Holladay.

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