A conservative journalist was attempting to question Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) about how the Senator became so wealthy on a civil servant’s salary – when Reid’s bodyguard decided enough was enough and chose to end the attempted interview by getting physical!
Jason Mattera, author of the explosive new book CRAPITALISM: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars, recently caught up with Reid and asked him, “How did you become so rich working in government?” The senator refused to answer.
Mattera, who publishes Daily Surge, followed up. “How does someone on a government salary most of their career accumulate your type of wealth?” Still, there was no answer from Reid.
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Questions surrounding Reid’s wealth have long been pondered in the conservative journalist community. It seems odd that a man who came to Washington with no wealth, could amass such a fortune on such a small salary. While Reid makes far more than the average American, by no means can his salary account for his current wealth.
In recent days, Senator Reid has become famous for his personal attacks on the Koch brothers (businessmen who use their wealth to influence American politics) but his story isn’t so different from theirs… other than the fact that we can understand how they got rich. They actually have real jobs…
With a net worth as high as $6.7 million — and living arrangements that include permanent accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. — Mattera believes taxpayers deserve answers about how Senator Reid made all his earnings while living on a government salary.
“As I detail in CRAPITALISM, Reid’s criticism of the Koch brothers could just as easily be a summary of Harry’s senatorial career,” says Mattera.
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