GOP congressman waxes poetic on Reid's odd spending plea

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) had a little fun with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) complaint that the Republican spending proposal would cut funding for a popular cowboy poetry festival in his home state.

In a Senate floor speech on Tuesday, Reid said that a "mean-spirited" Republican bill that would slash $57 billion in spending for the remainder of the fiscal year would cut the annual festival.

"Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist," Reid said of the National Endowment for the Arts, which stands to be cut.

Flake countered on Wednesday by taking to Twitter with his own poem about bringing down the national debt:

Way out on the prairie, to a rustler named Harry / Bein’ broke ain’t no reason to sweat ... http://ht.ly/4aO5f 

Just sit in yer’ barn, spin a rhythmic yarn / And you’ll pay down the national debt! http://ht.ly/4aOdF

Yee haw, congressman.