Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Pleads to Save Federal Funding for the Cowboy Poets


Why we love “Freedom of Speech” …

There is a reason why many Americans believe that there have to be government cuts in order to get the federal budget under control. Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unwittingly just provided more proof that it needs to take place immediately. Reid referred to the GOP mean-spirited” budget bill on the Senate floor as Reid stated that budget cuts would eliminate the annual “cowboy poetry festival” in his home state of Nevada. Um, what? Was this an SNL skit? No, Harry Reid was serious.



“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1 … eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts,” said Reid. “These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”

 In a time in which America cannot continue to fund programs that should never have been government funded in the first place, Reid defends over the top federal spending by defending a pork barrel project from his own home state … ARE YOU JOKING? These people are really serious about cutting government spending? Really? Do we really wonder why we got to this tipping point?

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Pleads to Save Federal Funding for the Cowboy Poets”

    1. RT on March 9th, 2011 10:15 am

      You learn something new every day. I thought people existed because they were conceived, born and had not died yet. Harry must know of a new way to come into existance.

    2. St. Stephen on March 9th, 2011 11:29 am

      …there is no good reason why an event of this stature could not be funded privately…

      You cannot tell me that private citizens and corporations big and small wouldn’t be happy to donate money to this proud tradition.

      But I forget…that would take work! Well, boys and girls, roll up your sleeves and get busy! The money is there to fund it in the private sector, you just have to pound the pavement and get the ball rolling.

    3. Scott on March 9th, 2011 12:36 pm

      What an idiot? This is exactly the type of CRAPOLA that is wasteful spending…PERIOD.

      Can any liberal explain, since you all are in the business of KNOWING EVERYTHING, why this isn’t wasteful spending?

    4. rightknight on March 9th, 2011 1:10 pm

      Harry, I wish we could quit you!

    5. A Texas Grandfather on March 9th, 2011 8:54 pm

      None of this type spending should ever be a part of the budget of the United States.

      This is not a part of anything our founding fathers placed in our constitution. It is only a progressive/socalist activity that should have been struck down by the Supreme Court.

      Of course, this depends on the worthless justices doing the job to protect the people and the constitution they took an oath to defend.

    6. Dawg1948 on March 9th, 2011 11:15 pm

      Actually if Prince Harry did not still so much money from we the people when he used our tax money to bribe votes for the Obummer Care maybe some money for the poets would be available.

    7. on March 10th, 2011 12:02 am

      Holy Cowboy, Mr. Reid!

      Washington budget woes discussed by Harry Reid
      threatens the very basics of Americana indeed.

      If government actually spends a little less
      there will be loses beyond one’s guess;
      The evil GOP’s cutting a billion here and there
      exposes the Nevada Cowboy and leaves him bare.

      The USA needs to spend way beyond their means
      so Nevada doesn’t miss very important things
      like their cowboy poetry festival, an annual event
      Something to which the Chinese willingly lent.

      Even though debts and deficits loom high above our heads
      one wonders how at night the evil GOP sleep in their beds.
      How dare they demand these disastrous cuts
      just to try to save our bankrupt butts!

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