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LAS VEGAS–Tonight, President Barack Obama will host a fundraiser for U.S. Senator Harry Reid in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort and Casino, described as a “60-story two curvilinear glass towers house.”
“Basically, you have President Obama and Senator Reid together in a giant glass house raising money to throw rocks at Sharron Angle during a time when 192,000 Nevadans are unemployed,” said Jerry Stacy, a spokesperson for U.S. Senatorial candidate Sharron Angle.
Stacy described Obama’s return to Las Vegas as reimbursement for Reid’s role in manufacturing the federal government’s $2.5 trillion health care take-over that was opposed by the majority of Americans.
“The majority leader has been in charge of implementing these disastrous policies that are unpopular among the voters, so from the moment Sharron Angle won the Republican primary Harry Reid launched this onslaught of dishonest personal attacks on Sharron Angle, and now Reid and Obama need to raise more money to supplement Reid’s war chest,” Stacy said.
“Harry Reid knows he can’t win by running on his own dismal record, so he is attacking Sharron Angle in an attempt to distract voters from who he is. He’s not getting away with it that easily–Nevadans are tired of Harry Reid’s rubber-stamping higher taxes and irresponsible spending policies in Washington, and it’s time for him to go,” Stacy concluded.
Reid’s real record
Reid Pushed Through The Democrats’ Massive “Stimulus” Bill. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #64: Adopted (thus cleared for the president) 60-38: R 3-38; D 55-0; I 2-0, 2/13/09, Reid voted yea)
Reid: “This Is Good Legislation That Creates Jobs Here In Nevada And Will Help Get Both Our State And National Economies Back On Track.” (Senator Harry Reid, “Nevada Gets Its Share And More In Economic Recovery Package,” press release, 2/20/09)
Reid Voted For The Fiscal 2009 Omnibus Bill, Which Included $410 Billion In Spending. (H.R. 1105, CQ Vote #96: Motion Agreed To 62-35; R 8-32; D 52-3; I 2-0, 3/10/09, Reid voted yea)
“The Bill Includes An 8.5 Percent Across-The-Board Increase Over Last Year And Billions Of Dollars Worth Of Pet Projects.” (Trish Turner, “Senate Poised To Pass $410 Billion Spending Bill Tuesday,” Fox News, 3/9/09)
Reid Voted To Adopt Obama’s Massive Fiscal 2010 Budget. (S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #154: Adopted 55-43: R 0-41; D 53-2; I 2-0, 4/2/09, Reid voted yea)
Reid Voted For The TARP Package That Would Use Up To $700 Billion In Installments To Bailout Toxic Assets From Troubled Banks. (H.R. 1424, CQ Vote #213; Adopted 74 – 25; R 34-15; D 39-9; I 1-1, 10/1/08, Reid voted yea)
Reid Voted Against Disapproval Of The Release Of The Second Half Of The TARP Funds. (S. J. Res. 5, CQ Vote #5, Rejected 42-52; R 33-6; D 8-45; I 1-1, 1/15/09, Reid voted nay)
Reid Pushed Obamacare Through The Senate. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #396: Passed 60-39: R 0-39; D 58-0; I 2-0, 12/24/09, Reid voted yea)
“Now It Is Senator Harry Reid’s Health Care Bill. The majority leader’s deep personal involvement in assembling the overhaul of the health care system – now on the brink of a historic Senate debate – has, for better or worse, conferred ownership of the legislation on Mr. Reid, Democrat of Nevada.” (Carl Hulse, “Reid, As Legislative Tactician, Takes Ownership Of Health Care Overhaul,” The New York Times, 11/20/09)
Reid: “I Was Proud To Lead The Passage Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act In The Senate.” (Senator Harry Reid’s website, www.reid.senate.gov, accessed 3/25/10)
In January 2009, The National Unemployment Rate Was 7.7%. It Now Stands At 9.5%. (U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, accessed 7/7/10)
In January 2009, Nevada’s Unemployment Rate Was 9.6%. It Now Stands At 14%. (U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, accessed 7/7/10)
In January 2009, The National Debt Was $10.6 Trillion. It Now Stands At $13.1 Trillion. (U.S. Department Of The Treasury, Bureau Of The Public Debt, www.treasurydirect.gov, accessed 7/7/10)