Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate Majority Leader really is a crook. Those of us who live in Nevada have always known it all along; but now all Americans know it too. Senator Reid recently tried to end the "subsidies" going to oil companies, presumably deductions that relate to their cost of doing business. Reid's proposal failed in the Senate because all Republicans; but two and three Democrats from oil rich states voted against it. In any case, in addition to state and federal corporate income taxes paid by oil companies that amount to about 40% or more of their pre-tax profits, oil companies also pay an 18% royalty to the federal government for every barrel of oil they take from federal government lands. So if they earn $100 for a barrel of oil the federal government and or American taxpayers get $18 in return for this valuable resource. So any Socialists who says that oil companies do not pay their fair share as is the case with companies like GE (Obama's Pals) that paid no corporate income taxes at all in 2010 are just plain liars.
Though the American taxpayer is paid for oil resources that come from federal lands, the same cannot be said for gold, uranium or other minerals mined from federal lands. In fact, mining companies pay nothing in royalties to the American or Nevada taxpayers for the minerals mined on federal lands thanks to Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada. Since the federal government owns 86% of Nevada land, the state of Nevada gets not one penny from mining companies taking minerals out of Nevada,which has the highest foreclosure and unemployment rates in the country. Nevada is experiencing a $1.2 Billion budget deficit so the fact that Nevada doesn't get a dime for its resources is criminal, again thanks to none other than Dirty Harry.
In fact, while various members of Congress have tried to enact royalties for mining over the years, Senator Dirty Harry Reid has blocked these laws every time. Are you wondering why? First, obviously Nevada has no oil; but mining is Nevada's number two industry after hotels and casinos. Nevada is rich in various minerals and so is Harry Reid who received $750,000 in campaign contributions from mining companies and the mining association for his last Senate campaign in 2010. Dirty Harry has been on the take from both mining and casino companies for years.
This Blogger has often asked the question, how does a Senator making just $174,000 a year maintain two homes (even if one is in a desert hell hole) and somehow become a millionaire after serving years in office. Dirty Harry is the poster boy for crooked deals. Everyone in Nevada knows about Harry's shady real estate deals; but in his latest scam, Dirty Harry had his campaign pay $26 for his worthless book, which was then sent out to people who donated monies to his Republican opponent's campaign. Dirty Harry inscribed the book with a "No Hard Feelings" comment. What a crook!! So how much did Dirty Harry make on this book deal scam? And, by the way Dirty Harry and Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi have made sure that significant contributors in their state or district have been given ObamaCare Waivers. I wonder how much those waivers cost?
Senator Dirty Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the US Senate is a crook and another important reason we must sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014. In addition to making Socialist President Obama a one term President, we must take back the US Senate and finish the job we started in 2010. To do so, we must elect commons sense Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation. This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country.
Crooks like Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid are one more reason we must take back our country in 2012 and 2014. We can to it. We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.