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.