By Pete Kasperowicz – 03/11/11 02:13 PM ET
Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) on Friday criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for lamenting funding cuts that help sponsor an annual cowboy poetry festival in Nevada, and said she believes most cowboys probably support spending cuts.
“I can assure the Senate Majority Leader that the rugged individualism of the American cowboy will not be snuffed out due to the lack of a federal subsidy,” she said. “In fact, I believe that the American cowboy supports our efforts to get this out-of-control federal spending under control.”
Miller also read a poem from one of the cowboy poets who has been featured in the Nevada festival. The poem is called, “How to Cut Taxes:”
“So I think if I was the president,
of this home of the free and the brave,
I’d close up all those departments
and think of the money I’ll save.”