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RobJohnson
08-15-2012, 09:41 PM
More (http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/314025/how-did-harry-reid-get-rich-betsy-woodruff)


Try this thought experiment. Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school by holding the night shift as a Capitol Hill policeman, and spends all but two years of his career as a public servant. Now imagine that this person’s current salary — and he’s at the top of his game — is $193,400. You probably wouldn’t expect him to have millions in stocks, bonds, and real estate.

But, surprise, he does, if he’s our Senate majority leader, whose net worth is between 3 and 10 million dollars, according to OpenSecrets.org. When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million “or more,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. So, since inquiring minds inquire, let’s try to figure out how Reid’s career in public service ended up being so lucrative. He hasn’t released his tax returns, which makes this an imperfect science, but looking at a few of his investments helps to show how he amassed his wealth.

In 2004, the senator made $700,000 off a land deal that was, to say the least, unorthodox. It started in 1998 when he bought a parcel of land with attorney Jay Brown, a close friend whose name has surfaced multiple times in organized-crime investigations and whom one retired FBI agent described as “always a person of interest.” Three years after the purchase, Reid transferred his portion of the property to Patrick Lane LLC, a holding company Brown controlled. But Reid kept putting the property on his financial disclosures, and when the company sold it in 2004, he profited from the deal — a deal on land that he didn’t technically own and that had nearly tripled in value in six years.

Odysseus
08-15-2012, 11:14 PM
Somebody told me that Harry Reid made his fortune by starring in bestiality porn movies and then selling the kittens and puppies that he molested to meat packing plants. If I'm wrong, then it's up to Reid to prove otherwise.

greenhornet-1
08-16-2012, 12:11 AM
Likly insider trading.

Odysseus
08-16-2012, 10:56 AM
Likly insider trading.

Remember the Harry Reid standard. If someone told you something, then the onus is on the accused to prove otherwise. If you say that it's insider trading, I'll add that to the porn career and his trafficking in underage livestock through Mexican drug cartels.

AmPat
08-16-2012, 11:28 AM
Remember the Harry Reid standard. If someone told you something, then the onus is on the accused to prove otherwise. If you say that it's insider trading, I'll add that to the porn career and his trafficking in underage livestock through Mexican drug cartels.
,,,While wearing women's underwear and posing as Granny in Beverly Hillbillys.

Zeus
08-16-2012, 12:03 PM
Imagine that someone grows up in poverty, works his way through law school by holding the night shift as a Capitol Hill policeman, and spends all but two years of his career as a public servant.


When Harry Reid entered the Nevada legislature in 1982, his net worth was listed as between $1 million and $1.5 million “or more,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


How did he make $1 million and $1.5 million “or more,” in 2 yrs ? as a Cop ?

Gina
08-16-2012, 12:06 PM
,,,While wearing women's underwear and posing as Granny in Beverly Hillbillys.

I think he got rich off Beverly Hillbillys' royalties.