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Miller: Get the Out-of-Control Spending Under Control

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Uploaded on Mar 11, 2011

"Mr. Speaker I was absolutely dumfounded recently when I heard the Senate Majority Leader slamming the long-term Continuing Resolution passed by this house which cut government spending by more than $100 billion dollars below the President's FY2011 budget request. And he particularly lamented the elimination of funding for an Annual Cowboy Poetry Festival in Nevada.

"Mr. Speaker, 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. In fact, I believe that the American Cowboy supports our efforts to get the out of control spending under control. Let me quote, Mr. Speaker, from a poem written by Yvonne Hollenbeck who has been featured at the national poetry gatherings in Elko, Nevada. And the title of her poem is, How to Cut Taxes. And I quote: 'So, I think if I was the President of this 'home of the free and the brave;' I close up all those departments and think of the money I'd save.'

"Mr. Speaker, this is a poet that I would give a personal subsidy to. And I would hope that our colleagues in the other body take that good old American Cowboy common sense and start saving the American people's money. I Yield Back."

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