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Who’s The ‘Whackjob’ In Nevada Debate?

From CNN’s Political Ticker:

Reid, Angle trade shots over job creation, tax cuts, insurance in Nevada debate

By: CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn
October 15, 2010

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Harry Reid and Sharron Angle tussled over everything from whose job it is to create jobs to privatization of the Veterans Administration to past voting records during their intense 60-minute debate…

The sharpest exchange between the two came during a question about whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended for everyone which Angle supports but which Reid does not.

"The tax cuts need to be made permanent," Angle told Reid. And with voting for over 300 tax increases, Senator, we can’t trust you with taxes. Not only that, you came from Searchlight [Reid’s hometown] to the Senate with very little. Now you’re one of the richest men in the U.S. Senate. Now on behalf of Nevada taxpayers, I would like to know, we would like to know, how did you become so wealthy on a government payroll?" she asked.

Reid shot back, "That’s really kind of a low blow. I think most everyone knows, I was a very successful lawyer. I did a very good job of investing. I have been on a very fixed income since I came to Washington. I’ve lived off of what I made in the private sector…"

Yes, for instance his great investments in shady land deals were all transacted in the private sector.

"I will further say, if she wants tax cuts made permanent for everybody, we have a deficit problem to worry about, also. $4 trillion it would cost to have these tax cuts extended in the future. That’s quite a load, 4 trillion," he said.

Mr. Reid is "quite a load," himself. Especially, given that he has been one of the people most responsible for our $4 trillion deficit.

The two also argued over Social Security and some of Angle’s past statements supporting privatization, which Reid called "extreme." …

"Man up, Harry Reid. You need to understand we have a problem with Social Security," Angle told him saying now that she has more information she has changed her mind on privatization. She said the government should offer private retirement accounts as are offered to federal employees

Well, we certainly can’t allow the great unwashed to enjoy the same privileges of their masters. That really is dangerous extremism.

The two also went back and forth over the issue of whether insurance companies should be mandated to offer such items as mammograms. As a state assemblywoman, Angle did not support a bill requiring companies to offer such coverage.

"What we have is a choice between free market and Americanism… America is about choices," she said, arguing it should be an issue left up to the private sector.

"Let the people decide where they want to buy their insurance," Angle said.

Such crazy talk.

Reid countered, "Insurance companies don’t do it out of the goodness of their hearts. We need them to be forced to do mammograms."

This statement alone really sums up Harry ‘Pinky’ Reid in a nutshell.

This is a man who does not believe in capitalism. This is a man who believes instead in a command economy — just as tinhorn dictators have done throughout history.

Which is perhaps why Nevada currently has the highest unemployment and the highest number of home foreclosures in the nation.

If Harry Reid can be re-elected, there is really no hope for the country.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Who’s The ‘Whackjob’ In Nevada Debate?”

  1. Petronius says:

    Reid : “We need them to be forced to do mammograms.”

    Our master in Washington knows what is best for us.

    Master takes care of us now. The master would never hurt us.

    Master is our friend.

    • untrainable says:

      Why should they be forced to do mammograms? Doesn’t Obamacare state that women don’t really need mammograms until they’re in their 50’s? But by that age, using the bammycare model, their lives aren’t worth the investment that would be required for effective treatment of breast cancer. So they’re saving money on both ends. The young don’t need them, and the old aren’t worth the cost and will be dead soon enough. In fact the technology should probably be abandoned altogether. Do you know how expensive a mammogram machine is? Now there’s a way to save on healthcare. RIGHT HARRY? Geez, you’d think Harry could at least tow the party line in a debate. What a weasel.

  2. proreason says:

    Reid will lose by 10.

    Sometimes it takes a brush with death to make a person appreciate life.

    For those of you choosing life, rembember that November is one small step in a long recovery.

  3. wardmama4 says:

    Insurance companiesCongressmen don’t do it out of the goodness of their hearts.

    Fixed it for Reid.

    For anyone here might think that Reid was speaking the truth – Insurance companies work partially because the government put in laws that allowed them to control (i.e. forced Drs/Hospitals to take insurance – who has been denying people/claims since it’s inception -where’s the fix on that one) for a ‘profit’ – they offer a service/product and if you don’t like it – you can shop elsewhere – oops again – government by tying insurance to jobs (a ‘benefit’) and restricting it’s sale across state lines – has reduced the pool/choices – so that people and the free market no longer can force out the bad insurance companies and keep prices low.

    What is Congress’ control/accountability to keep prices – legislation costs, social experimental program costs, the resultant costs of their meddling regulating the free market – or to keep their income down at all – there is no penalty no matter what they do, how many kickbacks, bribes, backroom deals or outright criminal acts they commit. They keep on keeping on, voting their own raises, probably making taxpayers fund their private healthcare option and of course forcing taxpayers to keep them living in the lap of luxury until they die (while double or triple dipping as lobbyists, pundits and/or in another ‘Public Service’)job.

    I have been on a very fixed income since I came to Washington.

    that is adjusted every single year after they vote on their own raises. What a lying schmuck.

    God Help America
    A Proud American Infidel

  4. NoNeoCommies says:

    Too bad she didn’t use the “Dingy Harry” title.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Harry Reid sees his opportunity for becoming “King of all of Nevada” slipping away and he doesn’t like it and like all egocentric statists, he’ll blame the public for it. The history books are filled with barons, lords, dukes and duchesses who punished the people with crippling taxes, ridiculous rules, petty, childish antics, etc.

    We haven’t really changed much as a people in thousands of years. We were on a roll for the past 236 and making progress, but that progress has been stalled by the likes of people like Harry. “Power corrupts”. But the one thing that’s never mentioned in that oft-repeated quote is that “you have to be somewhat pre-disposed to the corruption for it to get you”.

    Rome, Greece, Persia, China, etc etc…down through the ages have story upon story of corruption, influence, bribery, and on and on. I guess it takes a very strong moral center to not allow such behavior to overtake the intentions and purpose of elected office. Thus, the founding fathers, knowing full well the risks of human frailty, wrote it all down for us to follow. But when we have a government that ignores the law completely, then you have tyranny and all the wonderful related attributes along with it. They, themselves see nothing wrong with their actions. They see themselves as the “supreme power” and can and will do whatever they want. As long as the higher-ups don’t object or make a fuss. For, again, it’s far more important to be able to keep your frat pin than it is to think independently.

  6. U NO HOO says:

    Pinky, and his wife, are converts to Mormonism, as are Glenn Beck and his wife. Something to make you say “Hmmmm.”

    Just saying…

  7. Chinnubie says:

    Plain & Simple, Harry Reid is a tool of the grandest nature. We all know these people don’t have the faintest clue to the idea of rugged individualism and self-reliance. They have this constant thinking that the government will solve everyone’s problems, even if Medicare has 70 billion dollars in yearly fraud making that nation-wide group grifting off 163 million look like amateur thieves shop-lifting at the local grocery store. With this in mind how in the world can we think these people can run anything properly which is why any large entity such as health care can not be allowed to be given to the Federal government. Medicare should be privatized along with all of the other entitlement programs.

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