Vote Buying in Vegas

February 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Fools of Finance

Lest you think that money and politics have changed (or will ever change), consider President Obama’s recent decision to use $1.5 billion of your money to buy votes for a desperate Harry Reid.

Reid is getting his butt kicked in recent polls. The Dems are afraid of losing another Senate seat. Las Vegas is full of money morons who bought cookie-cutter homes and condos with junk loans, driving prices up beyond reason. Values have since plummeted. Boo hoo say the politicians.  Morons can still vote and Reid needs those votes.

So Obama and Reid have arranged to have more of your tax dollars distributed to state agencies in only five states, Nevada included. (I suppose it would be just too obvious to focus only on Nevada.) The targets for use of your money include “borrowers who owe more on their houses than they are worth.” These are mostly the borrowers who bought with no money down. They will probably receive personal calls from Reid’s office telling them to come get some so everyone is reminded who greased the way.

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7 Responses to “Vote Buying in Vegas”
  1. This is just another example of the never ending election cycle and the corruption it breeds. Thank you for helping to bring this to light.

  2. MasterPo says:

    Does anyone still wonder by only 25% of the must-have-NOW “stimulus” money was only spent so far?

    Can you say “re-election slush fund”?

  3. Rick Beagle says:

    I hate it when this blog becomes focused on politics instead of finance. Or in this case, keep pointing out issue but provide nothing substantive insofar as helping to correct the issues we are facing. I can’t stand harry reid, but the idiot set to replace him is even worse. term limits and stringent anti corruption laws/enforcement are long overdue imho.

  4. Rick – How is it that $1.5 billion of our tax dollars being spent to rescue money morons in Vegas is not about finance?

    • Rick Beagle says:

      Oh, it is all about money if you squint hard enough, but your comments are purely political, not fiscal in nature. Your picking and choosing is predictable political rubbish, and quite frankly, it would be nice to see you rise above it, and get back to helping people with their finances.

      But let me comment on the issue, is the money being spent in Nevada a waste of taxpayers money, at first blush, I would have to say that it appears to be. However, the two wars created by the preceding administration continues to drag on our economy by a more significant number. But every time anyone mentions that fiasco, the political right comes out screaming, “patriotism” in lieu of “fiscal responsibility”.

      Should we dump money into Nevada just because the Right screwed up two wars? No, but fiscal conversations need a wider base for discussion where political point of views are immaterial. In this case, heck in all cases on this site, your political leanings are very clear and more often than not tend to create outlandish blog entries like this last one, where we see more sound bites than any fiscal reasoning.

      Rick Beagle

  5. MasterPo says:


    How is OBAMA’s spending of $1.5 BILLION – that was suppose to be EMERGENCY STIMULUS MONEY – to [try to] get Reid re-elected Bush’s fault?????

    My Heavens! Do you blame a flat tire, rainy day, your goldish dying on Bush?!?!


  6. Robert says:

    This election where Obama is trying to buy votes for Reid is not in no way about Bush! This is a man born in Kenya trying to wreck the constitution and elect cronnies who care nothing about this country but instead are only trying to put money in their pockets at the expense of our children and grand children! VOTE ALL DEMOCRATS OUT OF OFFICE, THEY ARE ALL RUBBER STAMPS FOR THE SORRY OBAMA!

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