Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) Attempts to Add On-Line Internet Poker to Tax Cut Bill


Thank you Nevada for reelecting Harry Reid, all that is wrong with Washington, DC politics … NOT!You had an opportunity to rid this country of Harry Reid, instead you chose the status quo. Well Nevada, here is more of the same …

Harry Reid, simply shameful

Because on-line gambling creates jobs and helps families with their taxes … Unreal what Democrats will do instead of helping “We the People”.  

From the man who brought you the smoke-filled, back room deals like the Corn Husker kickback and the Louisiana Purchase II during the passage of Obamacare in the Senate comes Harry Reid’s attempt to attach on-line Internet poker to the current Tax bill. At one time Reid was against on-line poker, that was before he needed casinos support in the last election. Now it appears to be pay back time to the gambling community.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to use the tax cut package President Barack Obama brokered with Republicans to legalize online poker, POLITICO has learned — a move that could further complicate the deal Obama announced Monday.

Already, the online poker proposal has exposed the Nevada Democrat to charges of flip-flopping on a controversial issue, as well as using his Senate leadership position to repay big casino interests that helped him win reelection in a hard-fought campaign against Republican Sharron Angle last month.

Reid, who has previously opposed online gambling, declined to comment Monday through a spokesman.

But Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), as well as several senior congressional sources and gambling lobbyists, confirmed that Reid and his staff have reached out to other Senate offices to try to build support for adding the online poker legislation — a draft of which POLITICO has obtained — to a measure extending the Bush-era tax cuts.

As reported at NRO, Harry Reid received $700,000 in campaign funds this election cycle from casinos and other gambling companies. Guess what, its pay back time, harry reid style on the backs of tax legislation. UNREAL.

Reid received about $700,000 in campaign funds this election cycle from casinos and other gambling companies according to the Center for Responsive Politics, including nearly $200,000 from MGM Resorts International (the top contributor to his campaign) and around $85,000 from Harrah’s Entertainment. Over his entire congressional career, Reid has received a whopping $1.7 million from casino and gambling interests.

Casinos also actively pressured their Nevada employees to vote for Reid, as a series of e-mails obtained by National Review’s Elizabeth Crum showed.

Thanks again Nevada for so easily having the wool pulled over your eyes.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) Attempts to Add On-Line Internet Poker to Tax Cut Bill”

    1. super dave on December 8th, 2010 8:11 am

      there you go Nevada ! you voted for him when you had a better choice so drown in your cesspool you

    2. Scared Monkeys on December 8th, 2010 8:28 am

      So this is what Reid was referring to when he referenced that the tax bill needed to be changed.

      Imagine blackmailing the tax paying American public of their $’s in order for reid to pay back the casinos who donated to him.

      What a scumbag.

    3. AdrianS on December 8th, 2010 11:32 am

      Old man Harry Reid is MORMON and MORON. Mormons don’t gamble, in addition to not drinking liquor, to not smoking, to not viewing ‘R’ rated movies … etc. Harry should leave the task of pushing for gambling on-line to someone else. It, without a doubt, betrays Reid’s integrity as a person and how cheaply he holds his religious beliefs.

    4. St Stephen on December 8th, 2010 1:06 pm

      …although I agree that online gambling should indeed be properly legalized, this is NOT the bill to do it in.

      There are far better venues to create this tax revenue source and this bill should not be held hostage by it.

    5. Rusty Bridges on December 9th, 2010 8:51 am

      MINO, Mormon in name only.

    6. A Texas Grandfather on December 10th, 2010 9:55 pm

      It doesn’t matter what relegion Harry belongs to.

      He is a scumbag of the first order. His union thugs delivered the election for him so he has to pay them back. Can one say “Election Fraud” ?

    7. brie. on December 23rd, 2010 2:37 pm

      What a disgusting fart!!! Actually more like a criminal!!!!!

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