Skip to comments.Compare Tom Delay to Harry Reid
Posted on 04/07/2005 10:42:34 AM PDT by Richie Rich
The media is having a field day with Tom Delay these days. If you have seen the news or read a paper the past few days, you have heard "Delay" and "ethics violations" or "scandal" at least a dozen times. The supposed violations consist of a trip to Russia paid by business interests in 1997 and Delay's wife and daughter being paid by political action and campaign committees.
What most people don't realize is that many members of Congress have family members working for political campaigns or lobbying firms. Let's look at just one prominent example: Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid:
According to a 2003 LA Times article:
The Howard Hughes Corp. alone paid $300,000 to the tiny Washington consulting firm of [Harry Reid's] son-in-law Steven Barringer to push a provision allowing the company to acquire 998 acres of federal land ripe for development in the exploding Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Barringer is listed in federal lobbyist reports as one of Hughes' representatives on the measure that his father-in-law introduced.
Other provisions were intended to benefit a real estate development headed by a senior partner in the Nevada law firm that employs all four of Reid's sons by moving the right-of-way for a federal power-transmission line off his property and onto what had been protected federal wilderness....
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Send to Rush and Hannity.
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