Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Deep Moral & Political Corruption And Hypocrisy Of Harry Reid

Latter-day Saints reject all forms of gambling as a pernicious evil to society.

Reid pushes bill to allow for online gambling

Reid's office would not answer questions about the legislation.
Casino companies were among Reid's biggest campaign donors in the last election. MGM Resorts International, through its employees and political action committee, donated $192,000 to his campaign, the most of any single company, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Meanwhile, employees and the PAC at Harrah's Entertainment chipped in an additional $83,100. Harrah's recently changed its name to Caesars Entertainment Corp.


According to a February 9, 2006, Associated Press story by John Solomon, Reid wrote letters and had "routine contacts" with lobbying partners and clients of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. [17] Reid's actions aided the interests of Abramoff's Native American clients. Reid has acknowledged receiving $61,000 from clients or collegues of Abramoff, much of which was given to Reid by indian tribes after Abramoff was hired. [18] Reid collected donations around the time of each action he took to help Abromoff's clients. Ethics rules require senators to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest in legislative matters regarding campaign donors. While some politicans have returned contributions they received from Abramoff or his clients, Harry Reid has steadfastly refused claiming the Abramoff matter "is a Republican scandal."

Mormon elders and Bishops own casinos and maybe they believe that since they are not gambling (being a casino is no gamble) they are not sinning and they are just making money. It appears that Harry Reid is making money in the same way except he is bypassing the gambler and getting money straight from the casinos. In return he gets legislation for them introduced. That is pure corruption.
Harry Reid's moral and political corruption is now complete. His lack of shame is the shame of Nevada and the nation.