Reid Accuses Romney of tax evasion on Senate floor [:49]
Senator Harry Reid was born in Searchlight, Nevada, in 1939. His boyhood home had no indoor toilet, hot water or telephone. He met his wife in high school. They married in his Mormon church in 1959 when he was about 20 and she was about 19. Her family (Jewish) disapproved. After school, he practiced law briefly, then got into politics and stayed.
1969-1970: Nevada state assembly
1970-74: Nevada lieutenant governor
1977–81: Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission
1982-86: U.S. House of Representatives
1986 – present: U.S. Senate
The five Reid children all went to college and three of them went to law school as well. Since Reid grew up poor and worked his way through law school, one might wonder where he managed to come up with the bucks to educate five kids to that degree when he has been working for a government salary since shortly after graduating from law school.
Keep wondering, because Harry Reid refuses to release his tax returns.
Best guess, he is currently worth somewhere between $2.6 and $5 million. That is quite a rise for a man who endlessly reminds us he was born poor and whose salaries have been a matter of public record for the past 43 years. His peak salary in politics is now where, as Senate Majority Leader, he is paid $193,400.
I refuse to say he EARNS $193,400, because he is largely responsible for the fact that the Senate has not passed a federal budget in three years. Since passing a budget is pretty much Job One for the U.S. Congress, you can appreciate my reluctance to give Reid credit for earning his exorbitant salary.
How does a man who’s only “product” is legislation manage to sock away millions? And how does a LAWYER (who himself refuses to disclose his finances and whose party leader refuses to disclose any of his personal documents) actually stand on the floor of the United States Senate and accuse Mitt Romney, MINUS ANY ACTUAL EVIDENCE, of being a tax cheat simply because he won’t do what Reid himself won’t do?
Senator Reid, until I see evidence to the contrary, I am going to ASSUME … MINUS EVIDENCE … that you enriched yourself off your government position, through cronyism and other backroom dealings.
Check out who else is on the Hypocrisy Train with Reid in suggesting Romney must be a tax criminal because he refuses to lay his finances out for all the world to see …
- Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, refuses to release her financial information. Pelosi said Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns makes him unfit to hold high office.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, refuses to release her financial information. She accused Romeny of showing a “penchant for secrecy.”
- Missouri Democrat and Obama groupie Claire McCaskill is one of only 17 members of Congress who have shared more than the minimum financial disclosure required by law. However, since she filed separately from her wealthy spouse, her “disclosed” financials show only her salary. Remember what Reid said about Romney’s investments in Bermuda being evidence of tax dodging? One guess which Missouri Democrat has a wealthy spouse with investments in Bermuda.
Thankfully, Mitt is refusing to be cowed or bowed by any of this bull crap. I’m loving this guy more and more!
H/t to Pistol Pete