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?