It never was about saving the planet, it was always about saving Harry

Harry Reid has long been known to Nevadans as a piker when it comes to bringing home the bacon — Nevada ranks next to last among the states in federal dollars received compared to be federal taxes paid, 65 cents on the dollar.

Harry Reid and Sharron Angle debate in 2010.

So it was no surprise that Harry pulled out the stops and cashed in his markers during the 2010 election cycle to polish his bacon creds, trying to take credit for creating jobs by doling out federal grants, tax breaks, gifts and assorted graft to his “green energy” campaign contributors.

Emails revealed by a House committee a year ago help document the administration collusion with Reid and others:

Administration Officials Moved Projects Forward to Help Key Allies

• DOE officials were aware of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s tough reelection in 2010 and moved projects that were important to Senator Reid forward.

o In a December 5 2009 email, Loan Program Office Senior Credit Advisor Jim McCrea forwarded an article about Senator Reid’s reelection campaign to LPO contractor Paul Barbian and stated: “Since this is not going to go into the DOE, and just to be clear, the translation is: Reid may be desperate. WH may want to help. Short term considerations may be more important than longer term considerations and what’s a billion anyhow?” (Email #8, attached)

o In a May 4 2010 email, LPO Executive Director Jonathan Silver wrote in an email “I need some stats on how many projects we have funded or have in DD [due diligence] as a percentage of totals. Reid is constantly hit at home for not bringing in the federal dollars.” (Email #9, attached)

o Throughout 2010 LPO emails indicate that projects in Nevada were prioritized because they were “high profile,” “tied to larger events,” or because they had Senator Reid’s support. These projects included the $343 million SWIP project (Email #10, attached), the $98.5 million Nevada
Geothermal project (Email #11, attached), and the $737 million SolarReserve Tonopah project (Email #12, attached).

NPRI has noted that since 2009 the federal government has funneled more than $1.3 billion into geothermal, solar and wind projects in Nevada, creating just 288 permanent, full-time jobs — at a cost of more than $4.6 million per job.

Email No. 8:

What's billion anyway?

What’s a billion anyway?

And you were told this was about saving the planet from global warming. No, it is and was about saving Harry’s job and extracting money from the “green” executives.

In addition, power bills in Nevada are higher and going still higher, thanks to Harry.

10 comments on “It never was about saving the planet, it was always about saving Harry

  1. Anonymous says:

    Greid a piker? Tom you are too kind to someone who has turned into one of the worst senators we have ever had

  2. argonaut815 says:

    Seeing this pix of when Harry met Sharon brings back memories of the rotten campaign that was run, which no one could’ve won against this Statist. How many of us, like myself, witnessed bus-loads of illegals rolling into a poll station to vote for Harry back in 2010? I was so disgusted watching the parade of voters getting off of a bus who couldn’t even speak English, and were instructed to just vote for whoever had a D next to their name! When I was inside the voting trailer myself, I asked the young ‘poll instructor’ why he was there, he simply replied that he was not supposed to suggest who to vote for, but invariably he has to, because most voters don’t even know who the candidates are! Bus-loads voters for Harry were literally given ‘a free lunch’ just to vote for him that day. I know this because I was there and I inquired of those I met in line. Sharon didn’t have a chance. Sorry to digress so much, but our voting system has been overtaken by corrupt politicians, and I’m just so disgusted with it! This is our future…

  3. That was reported at the time.

  4. Winston Smith says:

    As per usual, in the world of Big Governments, the ends justify the means. Always.

    War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Cheating is Virtue

  5. Winston Smith says:

    Oh, here’s something from Walter Williams decrying the unconstitutional behavior of our federal government:

    He’s such a Tea Partier, he must be racist…

  6. Winston Smith says:

    Meanwhile, the MSM is again protecting the public from inconvenient truths…

    Oh yeah, in the world of the MSM, the ends justify the means. Always.

    War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Disingenuousness is Truth

  7. Winston Smith says:

    BTW, Happy New Year to you all that regularly post, and those that do so only occasionally. I’d like announce, that after much analysis, I’ve come to the conclusion that Petey is not a member of the NSA or CIA or FBI. Actually, I now believe he is in fact Vin S., keeping his rhetorical skills honed by sparring with the rest of us from the other side of the fence.

    Good show, Vin, keep up the great work in 2014! We all need consistent practice, lest our debating abilities diminish from disuse.

    War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Vin be Cool

  8. Athos says:

    That’s funny, Winston. Vin S writing as petey. What say you, petey? Did Winston out you, or what?

    On another note, just another reminder of what a total dirt bag our federal government has become. Of course, with crooks like Harry and Barry, it’s not that hard to far exceed all other dirt bags.

  9. Winston Smith says:

    I’ve been working on a project a lot lately, and didn’t have a chance to see if Vin fessed up or not. C’mon, Vin, stop working on your latest book, come out of your underground blast-proof lair, and tell us what you learned about being nyp for what, two years? And Vin, what other nefarious leftist posters were you on the RJ site, keeping us entertained? Marky-Mark? Patrick? Jerry? Sad Summerlin?

  10. […] is settled scientific fact. And Harry Reid is busily shutting down coal-fired power plants so his green energy campaign contributors can built expensive solar and wind farms on public land in the […]

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