Dirty Lying Cheating Harry

Via HelenK, this was Reince Priebus on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. I had to laugh. But it got me thinking. How much is Harry Reid worth?

Now, unlike Mr. Romney, Reid didn’t spend very much time in the private sector at all. Nope, he earned almost all of that via his government connections. See for yourself:

The problem, for Harry Reid, is that since he graduated college, there hasn’t been a lot of time outside of government service. Reid was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 and in the past 43 years (when Reid went from 27 years old to 70 – and your humble correspondent went from 2 to 45), the only gap in public service was the two years in the mid-70′s between his term as Lt. Governor and his service on the Nevada Gaming Commission. And during that time he ran for Mayor of Las Vegas, leaving little time to build up a fortune in the private sector.

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Reid has been earning that 193 grand for a few years, but when he first entered the Senate in 1987, I think the Senate salary was about $125,000.00 per year. In order to build up $4.6 million dollars over the past 43 years, Reid would have had to sock aside – out of various government salaries – nearly $107,000.00 per year.

Does anyone want to believe that Reid has done this? That he has saved his government-salary pennies (including for all those years when he made far less than even $107,000.00 per year) and built up his fortune just out of the money we know he’s been earning since he entered public office? And what if Reid’s fortune is actually closer to the higher estimate of $6.3 million?

It’s just not credible that Reid has done this just out of his government salary.

Now that pederast thing that’s been going around, that’s funny. But I must agree with Jack Marshall. This is how you nail Harry Reid: with the truth. Pass it on.

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28 Responses to Dirty Lying Cheating Harry

  1. greg2213 says:

    Yeah, it does seem that he has some ‘splainin’ to do. I think Reid needs to come clean before he demands the same of Romney.

  2. carol haka says:

    Insider Trading and Payoffs!

    It’s a good gig if you can get it!

    👿

    And, his sons are busy earning their millions off of the same connections!

  3. DailyPUMA says:

    I think it’s more complicated than that. Just a modest investment in the stock market every week from the late 60’s through the 90’s could have produced a very decent return.

    Although in the 60’s I think the income tax rate was 90% for the highest earners. Maybe congress was not among the highest earners back then?

  4. DM says:

    Using the senate floor with an unsubstantiated political attack is what makes Reid a despicable person, imho.

  5. well, if Reid wants to play his little game, he has to expect some blowback, and it appears that there is plenty to work with—-LOL!!!!

    • cj says:

      lol, talk about blowback, found this in the comments at another site:

      …great shirt idea, picturing Dirty Harry & Mitt with the caption

      Mitt: the BETTER Mormon!

  6. PS: If you want a Crawdad Hole FB page, go here and thumb the comment up.

    https://crayfisher.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/little-brothers-are-watching-you/#comment-78386

    Two more thumbs up gets it.

    • HELENK says:

      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79365.html

      reid has backtrack’s ok on his tactics

    • Just left this comment there:

      The Obama campaign constantly calls anybody who challenges them on anything liars. It’s been Obama’s MO since 2008 at least, when he used that charge against both Clintons and Sarah Palin. Now Harry’s getting a dose of that medicine. About time.

      Obama is the biggest liar in the country. He’s lied about everything, including wanting to bring the country together, which he’s been promising with ZERO results since 2004. He lied about Gitmo, he lied about the mandate, and he lied about what he’d do about military action. Drone killings of innocents and teenaged American boys is WAY worse than torture. Yet progressives keep saying they’ll support him even though they are against every one of those things. Shows the shallowness of their commitment to their own morals. Obama is the worst thing that’s happened to the Dem party and America in decades. Worse than Bush, because at least you knew what Bush was going to do. He didn’t lie about it. And he didn’t call himself a Democrat. Which is another LIE from Obama.

  7. Oswald says:

    Horsepucky:

    How Obama Grew to Dislike Romney

    A fascinating excerpt from Obama’s Last Stand, a new e-book by Glenn Thrush, via Mike Allen:

    “One factor made the 2012 grind bearable and at times even fun for Obama: he began campaign preparations feeling neutral about Romney, but like the former governor’s GOP opponents in 2008 and 2012, he quickly developed a genuine disdain for the main. That scorn stoked Obama’s competitive fire, got his head in the game, which came as a relief to some Obama aides who had seen his interest flag when he didn’t feel motivated to crush the opposition. Obama, a person close to him told me, didn’t even feel this strongly about conservative, combative House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Hill Republican he disliked the most. At least Cantor stood for something, he’d say.”

    “When he talked about Romney, aides picked up a level of anger he never had for Clinton or McCain, even after Sarah Palin was picked as his running mate. ‘There was a baseline of respect for John McCain. The president always thought he was an honorable man and a war hero,’ said a longtime Obama adviser. ‘That doesn’t hold true for Romney. He was no goddamned war hero.'”

    He’s just pissed because he’s losing.

    • cj says:

      What BS. His contempt for Hillary was palpable & he thought so highly of McCain’s honorable military record that he sent Wes Clark out to float the disgusting argument that downing a plane does not a war hero make. As far as what he thought about S. Palin…there are not enough words in the English language.

  8. cj says:

    OT, but FFS, it just gets better and better:

    “People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire. It’s a historic shift that will only get worse for future retirees, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/social-security-still-good-deal-workers-125016929–finance.html

  9. Oswald says:

    Powerline:

    First, Harry Reid is a corrupt political hack. Nancy Pelosi came by her money honestly; she married it. But where did Reid acquire his fortune? His latest financial disclosure form indicates that Reid owns assets valued up to more than $7,000,000. Prior disclosures have indicated a net worth up to $10 million. Reid has never had a high-paying job in his life, and has almost always been employed in the public sector. As a Majority Leader of the Senate, he is paid $193,400 annually. So how, exactly, did Reid acquire his multimillion dollar portfolio of real estate and mining interests?

    The short answer is corruption. For years, Reid has been the beneficiary of sweetheart land deals in Nevada. We wrote about one series of Las Vegas real estate transactions here. Reid’s cronies, some of whom keep coming up in organized crime investigations, have made him a wealthy man. But neither mobsters nor real estate developers give money away for free. What favors has Reid done, what strings has he pulled, that have been worth millions to his benefactors? Reid is a poster boy for cronyism and corruption, an image to which all Democratic Senate candidates should be tied.

    • imusthavepie says:

      Sheez, doesn’t he remember the saying? “We bring a bat to a fight, they bring a cruise missile?”

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