U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's desert plant

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ARJTurgot2 wrote:

Drive through the town of Searchlight, Nevada, and the level of personal corruption is obvious. The payoffs are staggering. This guy is a corrupt old union-machine pol. Always has been, doesn’t know any better.

Aug 31, 2012 10:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

Harry Reid is the poster child on what’s wrong with Congress.

Aug 31, 2012 12:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Protect2000 wrote:

Corrupt Congressman and what a state Nevada is. The housing market is the worst in US.

Aug 31, 2012 12:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I wish an American company could get public land at 15% of value.

Aug 31, 2012 12:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
whatusay wrote:

He cannot be trusted. . . crook.

Aug 31, 2012 12:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AuAgExpl wrote:

As a Nevada resident and voter, I can say that Reid is one of worst senators this state has ever had. The whole alternative energy effort has been one big failed scam after another, feathering the nests of corrupt politicians – especially in the Vegas area. Nancy Poloski’s brother is involved in a solar project near Tonopah, NV. I suspect that will end up in bankrupcy like Solyndra. The level of corruption by Reid and his family is staggering. He comes off as common-man supporter, but lives in the Ritz-Carlton when in Washington. The sooner the state is rid of him, the better.

Aug 31, 2012 1:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

MY! MY! MY!!!

Was’nt Harry one of those AGAINST the “top-1%” along with “Obamy”???

Is’nt the Democratic party AGAINST “Capitalism”?

Talking about duplicity & being HYPOCRITICAL to the nth-degree!

Harry & Son wanting to ENRICH THEMSELVES again!!!

Bain-Capital pales in comparison to this!!!

Aug 31, 2012 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HoofHugs wrote:

This is such an abuse of power, I do not know where to start. In defiance of federal law 92-195, USC 16, 16, 1331, the BLM has been gathering up wild horses off the Nevada range with a vengeance beginning in December of 2009 following the appointment of Ken Salazar as the Secretary of Interior.

According to Senator Conrad Burns, it was Senator Reid who asked him to insert a rider into the 2004-2005 omnibus spending bill that would allow for the slaughter of wild horses and the ability for wild horses to be sold without limitation. The retreated to Senator Burns office to compose the rider, and as agreed upon, Senator Burns slipped this rider into the bill just prior to the vote. Since Senator Burns was chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, he could do this without calling attention to it. Both of these men knew that the Congress would never agree to the massive slaughter of America’s horses, but they had no moral compunction about putting the will of this one man over a law that was was passed uanamimously by Congress and upheld as constitutional by a unamimous decision of the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, there may be as many as 50-60,000 wild horses illegally removed from their herd management areas through the discretionary power granted to the Secretary of Interior in the 1971 law. Horses on the range cost the American tax payer $0. The BLM’s wild horse and burro program mismanaged in every way imaginable and in some ways not so imaginable has cost the tax payer millions of dollars to support a program that oprates above the law, without standards of scientific integrity, or any standards of integrity.

It should come to no one’s surprise that Senator Reid made false and desperate charges from the Well of the Senate against the Republican nominee for President. He must be absolutely panicked that a new President would find his collusion with Secretary Salazar untenable. President Obama, who blindly supports anything green and who seems disconnected from the role that horses have played in the West and their possitive effects on the ecology, has allowed Senator Reid to do as he pleases as long as he stops legislation from going forward that the administration opposes.

We have had a do nothing Senate for the past three years. If we had a budget process, perhaps someone might have spotted what was going on in Nevada before now.

Now we know why Senator Reid has been so intent on roundup almost every wild horse in Nevada.

We thought it was because of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Assocition and the Public Lands Council and their very small but well-fundered, poweful lobby. But now we now why new legislation to protect America’s Wild Horses and Burros never had a chance to see the light of day.

Aug 31, 2012 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

So, he has a multi-billion dollar project that will create thousands of jobs and renewable energy to our country. And we are complaining why? As long as he does NOT benefit from it financially I would say that the project should be commended.

Aug 31, 2012 5:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HoofHugs wrote:

Maybe this explains Senator Reid’s war against Nevada’s federally protected wild horeses and burros.

Aug 31, 2012 5:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AbeG wrote:

Harry Ried is a perfect example of someone who points his moral finger in others direction to cover up his own misdeeds

Aug 31, 2012 10:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
onemind wrote:

i thought Obama said the USA was going to lead the way on new clean energy technology. Why is China building this in the USA?

Sep 01, 2012 10:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BCerentano wrote:

What better way for China to gain access to the US power grid (for whatever purpose they desire)than to become one of the producers. Ignorant f*ckin people.

Sep 03, 2012 8:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bkwarner wrote:

Reid plus Salazar results in an all out war against our American wild horses and burros. The solar plants are not green energy. Huge areas of wildlife habitat in the desert are being bulldozed, roads are being built and large amounts of water will be needed for cooling. Solar panels should only be put on rooftops.

Sep 04, 2012 2:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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