Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed the Republicans' budget proposal on Tuesday as 'mean-spirited' and complained it would eliminate money for a cowboy poetry festival that brings tens of thousands of tourists to Nevada.It was hard to know which way to go on this one. First, do you play off the fact that the Federal Government is sponsoring cowboy poetry festivals or do you go with the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist?
“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1, eliminates National Public Broadcasting," said Reid in a floor speech. "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.”
For me, I had to come down on the side of mass vaporizations. There's nothing like a good phaser hit.