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Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Shiloh, Apr 23, 2007.
Americans, it's time to rise up and throw this jerk out on his anti-American ear!
Impeach Harry Ried!:thumbs:
Harry Reid for President! :laugh:
In 2001, Reid transferred his property into a partnership company that he co-owned with Brown. The transaction was done, according to a statement by Manley, to make it easier for the Reid family and the Brown family to try to rezone the undeveloped land so a shopping center could be built on it.
Manley said that Reid continued to report in his Senate disclosure forms that the land belonged to him rather than to Patrick Lane LLC, the company to which he had transferred it. The reason, he said, was that the senator dealt with the property as if it were still his.
Nonetheless, disclosure experts said that the Senate's rules do not permit such a lapse. "Signing over a deed is a basic legal step and is the kind of thing that needs to be disclosed," said Kent Cooper, the former disclosure chief of the Federal Election Commission and co-founder of PoliticalMoneyLine.com.
The local zoning board, overruling a staff recommendation, granted the land's reclassification and Reid's share of the company was sold for $1.1 million to shopping-center developers in 2004, leaving him with a theoretical profit of $700,000.....
2002, Reid (D-Nev.) paid $10,000 to a pension fund controlled by Clair Haycock, a Las Vegas lubricants distributor and his friend for 50 years. The payment gave the senator full control of a 160-acre parcel in Bullhead City that Reid and the pension fund had jointly owned. Reid's price for the equivalent of 60 acres of undeveloped desert was less than one-tenth of the value the assessor placed on it at the time.
Six months after the deal closed, Reid introduced legislation to address the plight of lubricants dealers who had their supplies disrupted by the decisions of big oil companies. It was an issue the Haycock family had brought to Reid's attention in 1994, according to a source familiar with the events.
If Reid were to sell the property for any of the various estimates of its value, his gain on the $10,000 investment could range from $50,000 to $290,000.
It is a potential violation of congressional ethics standards for a member to accept anything of value — including a real estate discount — from a person with interests before Congress.
You need to take that up with the people of Nevada. Some of the points in Bro Curtis' post leave the possibility of expulsion from the Senate, but not likely.
Senator Reid was wrong to say that the conflict in Iraq is lost. We won the conflict a while ago when we did what we set out to do - depose Saddam Hussein and give the Iraqi people a representative form of government.
What the Iraqi people do with the gifts that the American people have given them is up to them.
It is time to bring some of our troops home and to send the rest to Afghanistan where we should have been keeping our focus all along - going after al Qaeda and its Taliban allies, you know, the folks that masterminded the attacks against our nation on September 11, 2001.
I believe Harry Reid could have worded his statement better, but he was accurate in that we need to withdraw our troops out of harm's way in Iraq.