Liberal democrats love to throw rocks at conservatives, calling them Hitler, crooks, and racists. But there is an old adage that says when you live in a glass house, you shouldn't throw rocks. I have chosen to write about just three of these flamethrowers. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Diane Feinstein. And just to be different, I have documented them all.
During the 2012 election for president an accusation was made by Harry “Century 21″ Reid. He makes the absurd claim that Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. He heard this from an anonymous source. If you take just 5 seconds to think about that, it’s patently false from the outset and an outright lie by Harry “Century 21″ Reid. I mean, how would a coworker know who paid what in taxes. However, there are some real shady deals we can verify.
Harry Reid became a millionaire in real estate after getting elected senator. Coincidence? Yeah, and I won a Tom Cruise look alike contest. Let’s look at some of the deals that made Harry the tycoon he is today. The Del Webb Co had some desert land, they wanted to trade for some prime Las Vegas property. Along comes Harry to the rescue and helps usher the trade through. The taxpayers are the ones who paid. That Vegas property could have been sold for a nice price and the government could have bought an entire desert for their profit. Instead the profit went to Harry Reid. Not directly though.
After closing the deal, Del Webb sold Harry 2 parcels of land. One he bought on his own and one he bought in a partnership with shady character, Jay Brown. This was in 1998. In 2001, Harry sold the land to a limited partnership at no profit. Harry did not disclose the land sale on his disclosure report or his interest in the limited liability corporation, created by Brown. Both are ethics violations for which the senate didn’t pursue.
The land needed to be rezoned and Harry made a personal appeal to local officials who gladly complied. In 2004, the land was sold and Harry made 1.1 million dollars. Thanks Del.
As you all know democrats want to build bridges and Harry Reid is no different. He lobbied for a bridge that would connect Arizona to Nevada near Vegas. That means people who owned land on the Arizona side would see their property values increase greatly. You know, land owners, like Harry “Century 21″ Reid. Reid’s land increased in value from 479,430 dollars to 1.46 million. Harry then complained about the higher valuation in order to keep from paying his fair share of taxes. I know you find it shocking that Harry would profit at the taxpayer’s expense, nonetheless, it’s true.
Some of you may recall during the stimulus debate, Harry held up the bill until he got 8 billion dollars to build a high speed rail from LA to Las Vegas. This would greatly benefit anyone whose family is very active in Vegas real estate. You know, like Reid.
Nor is Reid, who is a possible felon, alone in his quest for illegal gain, or at very least, unethical. Let’s just see who else has been feeding at the public trough.
Next, we’ll examine Miss Nancy Pelosi, the champion of the people. Miss Nancy got an earmark to improve the piet area in San Francisco. And guess what? Sheerly by luck, her husband owned 5 properties in that immediate area, all of which increased in value.
Paul Pelosi, husband of Nancy bought between 1 million and 5 million dollars in stock in an IPO for visa. (Net worth of the Pelosi’s is 21 million, so 5 million would be 1/4 of their entire wealth) At the same time, Miss Nancy blocked legislation that would have hurt the value of her stock. This felonious action was documented by 60 Minutes.
Paul Pelosi also invested between 1 and 5 million in the Russell Ranch. He bought the interest in the late 1990s. Pelosi did not disclose this until 2010. She is also an outsourcer who made millions last year in overseas investments.
Solar Reserve was given a 737 million doillar loan guaranty. One of the owners is George Kaiser, also owner of Solyndra and run by Ronald Pelosi, Nancy’s brother in law.
Once upon a time, a man by the name of Richard Blum bought a share in three seperate defense contracting companies. Shortly after his purchase, the three companies began getting no bid contracts from the chairperson of MILCON, (Military construction) Diane Feinstein. For the record, Richard Blum is Mr Diane Feinstein. After she was forced to resign her chairpersonship, Blum immediately sold his shares for a 20 million dollar profit.Later, Feinstein got millions of dollars for the FDIC who in turn hired a company headed by Richard Blum to sell off foreclosed properties at rates above the usual and customary rates.
Feinstein made a multimillion dollar investment in a company that she knew was about to get approved for a 24 million dollar grant.
Silly conservatives…………..graft is for liberals.