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Mitt Romney Paid No Taxes
In July of 2012, Senator Reid was interviewed by the Huffington Post. In that interview, he asserted that he had been contacted by a source whom he found to be credible and told that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for a ten year time period while he was employed at Bain Capital.rnSenator Reid also stated that Governor Romney's father would be ashamed at the fact that Mitt Romney had released only two years of tax returns as compared to his father's decision to release 12 years when he ran for Pr ...MORE (see link)
Senator Reid owns a great deal of land near Bullhead City, Arizona. In 2006, he sponsored an earmark to provide $18 million in funding to build a bridge to connect Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. This bridge is near the property he owns and will undoubtedly increase the value of that land. Value of the landMore than 20 years ago, Senator Reid purchased 100 acres of land roughly 3-5 miles from Bullhead City, Arizona for a price of $150,000. His longtime f ...MORE (see link)
In 2008 while speaking about Senator Obama as a presidential candidate, Senator Reid stated that Obama was a viable candidate because he was "light skinned" and had "no negro dialect unless he wanted one." Although Republican leaders called for his resignation, Senator Reid apologized to President Obama and African-American leaders and remained in power. Game-Change In January of 2010, a book about the 2008 Presidential election called "Game Change" ...MORE (see link)
Improper use of campaign funds
For several years, Senator Reid donated funds from his re-election campaign to an employee holiday fund for the employees of the building where he resides. Although this appears to be in violation of federal election law and Senator Reid has reimbursed his campaign fund with his own money, Senator Reid insists the use of the money was legal. Federal election lawFederal election law permits campaigns to provide "gifts of nominal value" but prohibits candidates fro ...MORE (see link)
Harvery Whittemore is a land developer, lobbyist, attorney, and one of the most powerful men in Nevada. His land-development ventures include casinos, hotels, shopping malls and Coyote Springs, a planned living community about 60 miles north of Las Vegas on 43,000 acres of desert land. Coyote Springs is located in a large valley on the border of Clark County and Lincoln County in Nevada and is slated to include 160,000 homes, twelve golf courses and several hotel-casinos. MORE (see link)
Association with Jack Abramoff
Over the course of several years (2001-2005) Senator Reid collected nearly $68,000 in contributions from Abramoff's lobbying partners and clients. Senator Reid took actions to support positions on issues that Abramoff promoted as a paid lobbyist. Senator Reid received money from Abramoff associates after opposing a minimum wage law in the Marianas which was defeated in the Senate. He also wrote letters and spoke out against the creation of Native American casinos which would ha ...MORE (see link)
As debate over the success or failure of the war in Iraq increased, Senator Reid repeatedly questioned the credibility of the commander of forces in Iraq - General Petraus. He noted that he would not believe the General if he reported that the war in Iraq was going well and noted that the General, and numerous other officials - including the President - knew the war was lost. CNN InterviewIn an interview on CNN in April of 2007, Senator Reid claimed that General Petraus had told US so ...MORE (see link)
WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.
Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.
“I understand this place,” Mr. Reid said. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”
He has already confounded the new Republican majority this year by holding Democrats united against a proposal to gut the Obama administration’s immigration policies as well as a human-trafficking measure Democrats objected to over an anti-abortion provision.
“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game,” said Mr. Reid, who used a sports metaphor about athletes who try to hang on too long. “I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.”
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: IAMTAT
I wonder if Harry's 'workout accident' had anything to do with this decision? I am thinking on the lines that he didn't really have an accident, not that he did and it has affected his health to the point that he will no longer be able to scam the taxpayers from his Senate seat.
Factitious disorder symptoms involve mimicking or producing illness or injury. People go to great lengths to avoid discovery of their deception, so it may be difficult to realize that their symptoms are actually part of a serious mental disorder.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: xuenchen
You think he is wearing sympathy glasses?
I have no proof, but I think Hilary sent her goons over to beat him up after he was to slow to tell her that he would support her candidacy in 2016.