Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Without cowboy poetry festival, tens of thousands of people "would not exist"

Sure, the U.S. has a trillion-dollar deficit, and something has to be done to cut it. But this is going too far; now they want to cut funding to Elko, Nevada's cowboy poetry festival, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

Fortunately, there are still a few cool heads left in Washington. Here's Senator Harry Reid (D-NV):

"The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1, eliminates National Public Broadcasting. Now, that is really saying a lot, madam president. It eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National
Endowment of the Arts. 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.”

No comments:

Post a Comment