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CAGW Names Senator Harry Reid Porker of the Month

Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie K. Paige    202.467.5334

February 23, 2011

Luke Gelber    202.467.5305


Had He But World Enough, and Time … He Would Spend All of Our Money

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) bestowed upon Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) the dubious honorific “Porker of the Month” for his opposition to congressional Republicans’ proposed spending cuts.  Chief among Sen. Reid’s concerns is the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which would be cut under the Republic plan.  NEH supports the Cowboy Poetry Festival, which is held in Nevada each year.  According to Reid, “Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.” 

In tribute to Sen. Reid, to whom no federal outlay is non-vital, and the Cowboy Poetry Festival, CAGW has decided to try its hand at a bit of verse.  As Robert Frost once wrote, “a poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong.”  So we begin:

   Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers, government officials, and political candidates who have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers. 

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