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Opinion: Obama takes time off from oil spill to clean up Reid’s mess



angle1-4307348-6778099LAS VEGAS, NV–Thursday and Friday morning President Barack Obama took time away from his busy schedule of playing golf and suing the state of Arizona to fly to Las Vegas and host a swanky fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. While Obama spoke to a crowd of lobbyists and special-interest groups, approximately 2,000,000 gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and thousands of workers continued to be displaced.

Jerry Stacy, spokesman for U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle said today, “Why was the president in Nevada at all? Shouldn’t he be more concerned about suing Arizona, a state that’s actually trying to do something about immigration, unlike his administration? Or the cleanup of the oil spill in the Gulf that happened because his Mineral Management Agency got too cozy with BP? Instead he’s flying out from Washington on the taxpayer dime trying to bail out ‘Rubber-Stamp Harry Reid’ and talking down to Nevadans about their economy getting better and what a great job Reid is doing. It’s insulting to the people of Nevada–they know better.”

At the glitzy Las Vegas fundraiser President Obama hosted for Reid, Obama also went so far as to call Angle “extreme.”

“What is truly extreme is Obama and Reid saddling this country with 13 trillion dollars in debt,” said Stacy. “What’s extreme is proposing higher taxes in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression. What’s extreme is pushing for more spending when Nevada’s unemployment rate rides at 14 percent.”

“Nevadans are not impressed that Obama and Reid would come to Las Vegas to ‘double down’ on their failed policies of higher taxes, more spending and more regulation. What Nevadans want is a Senator who will go to Washington and fight for lowering taxes, cutting spending and letting small businesses keep more of their money so they can create jobs and get Nevada moving again. That’s Sharron Angle,” Stacy concluded.

The Reid/Obama record
* Currently, The Unemployment Rate In The U.S. Is 9.5 Percent, Up From 8.2 Percent When The Stimulus Was Passed. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, accessed 7/8/10)
* Since The Stimulus Passed, 2.3 Million Americans Lost Their Job. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, accessed 6/15/10)
* Since The Stimulus Passed, Las Vegas Has Lost Over 39,000 Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Risen From 10.3 Percent To 14.1 Percent, The Highest Unemployment Rate For A Major Metropolitan Area. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, accessed 7/8/10)
* Since The $862 Billion Obama-Reid Stimulus Was Passed, Over 64,000 Nevadans Have Lost Their Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Risen From 10.1 Percent To 14.0 Percent, The Highest State Unemployment Rate In The Country. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, accessed 7/8/10)

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