MILLINOCKET, Maine, October, 14, 2014 — It was an interesting week for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former IRS director Lois Lerner. Journalist and author Jason Mattera assailed both of them. Mattera has written “Crapitalism,” a book detailing how liberal politicians and others acquired their wealth.
Reid was strolling the halls of the Senate when Mattera asked him “How’d you become so rich working in government?” Reid declined to answer. Mattera rephrased his question, “How does someone on a government salary most of their career accumulate your type of wealth?” For that question, Jason earned himself a quick trip to the wall by one of Harry’s bodyguards, who pinned him against it, demanding “Are you press?” Harry kept walking in silence.
Harry Reid recently sold his home in Searchlight, Nevada for $1.7 million and has moved his residence to a gated community in Las Vegas. He also owns a suite at the Ritz-Carleton in D.C.
Yes, he owns it, having reportedly paid $175,000 for it. He calls it his “one bedroom apartment.”
While one cannot fault him for making a profit on his home, or having a work residence, Harry Reid has been involved in some eyebrow raising real estate deals in the past. Mattera’s book suggests that Reid would not be above using nepotism and crony-capitalism for personal gain.
Mattera’s other victim, Lois Lerner, unfortunately decided to walk her dogs while Jason was in the neighborhood.
He caught up with her and began a series of pointed questions. “Do you feel bad about turning the government into a weapon to crush political dissent?”
Seeking a way to avoid this confrontation, Lerner tried to escape into a neighbor’s house. She may have to work on her neighborly niceties because she was refused entry and was forced to try the house next door.
All the while trying to fend off Jason’s inquiries like, “it doesn’t feel good to be targeted does it?”
Should we feel sorry for Lois Lerner? Um — no. When you head one of the most powerful collection agencies in the world and are suspected of using that agency as a political weapon, you should expect scrutiny at all levels.
Most likely Lois Lerner will hire a professional dog-walker from now on.
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