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Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 05:15 PM

Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader in the U.S. Senate is making a complete fool of himself as he continues his unfounded accusations against Gov. Romney. He refuses to name or identify his source of information claiming that Mr. Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.

He cites no IRS source of the claim nor does the IRS have any ongoing action against Mr. Romney. All of this from a man who didn't own a certain piece of property in Nevada but made over a million dollars when the property was sold.

He also used his government office to enhance the value of some land that once again he made a profit on. He, by the way, has not revealed his income tax returns so we have another classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

The corruption in the government is rampant with such individuals as Reid, Frank, Dodd, Richardson, who are working for their own monetary interest and not the interests of the people who sent them to Washington.

Reid led the confirmation of admitted tax cheat Tim Geithner to become the Secretary of the Treasury. What Harry Reid ought to be focusing on is how to promote job growth and economic revival and not making an ass out of himself for political expediency.

New unemployment claims are up and the job creation situation is dismal. The unemployment rate has risen another .01 to a level of 8.3 percetn which is reason enough to fire the president and his minions.

Over 150,000 people have left the labor force which really means the unemployment rate is closer to 15 percent (U6 Table BLS). The country has actually lost an estimated 2 million jobs during this administration but the administration continues putting out phony  numbers that have no relevance in the real world.

Yet he can make speeches declaring that a successful business person did not do it on their own nor are they as smart as they think because there other smart people out there or they think it was their hard work that made them successful because there are other hard working people. What the blazes is he talking about?

These are the ranting of a delusional politician who has never had a job in his life, created anything, never made a payroll but in fact rode on the backs of American taxpayers to get the education he received.

Instead of being grateful he is as petulant and recalcitrant as a spoiled child. Why not release your school records Mr. Obama because you didn't pay for your education and the American  people have a right to know about your past. Before you ask someone else to release information how about you releasing your medical and educational records or is there something there that will embarrass you?


Len Tria, a regular columnist for Hernando Today, lives in Spring Hill and is a former Hernando County commissioner.
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