(Debbie Landis/Action is Brewing) – Rumors have Harry Reid running around like crazy campaigning to allow Native Americans to build casinos on any property anywhere. Another little birdie has him campaigning to make internet gaming legal.
Somebody tell us why a US Senator from the state of Nevada, who can’t stand the smell of tourists and who has no issue with the President telling companies and conventions that visiting Las Vegas is frivolous, has even a double digit approval rating?
This man, Harry Reid, has no interest in the success of Nevada and is about to prove it by backing the two initiatives I mention above. If that doesn’t make you pick up the phone and the checkbook for Sharron Angle, maybe the next rumor will…
From the rumor mill with some background information: Senator Harry Reid backed the Maglev train, a 269 mile train from Las Vegas, NV to Anaheim, CA. American Magline Group, working with the California-Nevada Super Speed Train Commission, has received government and stimulus funding with the help of Harry Reid, 45 Million dollars of which were designated for an environmental impact study for the Maglev project.
Meanwhile…the Desert Xpress, a privately financed initiative to build a high speed passenger train from Victorville, CA to Las Vegas, NV was plodding along. The Desert Xpress has a lower cost of construction per mile and a higher return on investment than the Maglev train, lower even than most light passenger rails in the US. The Desert Xpress project may look forward to the creation of as many as 90 thousand jobs between Las Vegas, NV and Victorville, CA.
As of now, the Maglev Train project appears stalled and rumor has it that Harry Reid intends to announce (the end of September) that he fully supported the Desert Xpress project and takes full credit for the creation of 90,000 jobs. When it happens, will somebody please ask Harry what happened to the $45 Million?
Action is Brewing would like to point out today that the notion of Harry Reid taking credit for free market enterprise, competition, and privately funded initiative is nothing short of ludicrous. The government project grew bloated, stalled, and fizzled. The people that experienced hardship and used the problems to create unique, creative solutions and improved processes are winning.
Harry Reid, go back to Searchlight, you’re no longer needed here; and don’t even consider trying to take credit for the Desert Xpress, we were born at night… not last night.
We are all in this together!