Harry Reid’s son involved in a Chinese solar panel company that received a sweetheart land deal in Nevada, while Harry Reid pressured NV Energy to become a customer
Harry Reid’s state of Nevada has received stimulus money for two green energy plants which filed for bankruptcy after receiving federal loan guarantees under the stimulus program. At the time these loans were awarded to these two companies it was well known the companies were in financial trouble and were expected to fold yet the money was awarded anyway in what appears to be an obvious instance of crony socialism designed to reward Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his efforts to promote Barack Obama’s green energy initiative.
But wait, there’s more as can be seen here:
ENN is a Chinese based solar panel plant which is looking to build a $5 billion plant in, you guessed it, Nevada. Clark County officials approved the purchase of land in Nevada for the sum of $4.5 million even though the land was valued at almost $40 million.
Harry Reid then pressured NV Energy, the largest power company in Nevada, to become ENN’s first customer. Did he do this to ensure the company would be able to build in his state, or is there some other reason Harry Reid took such a vested interest in the company?
The latter seems to be the case in this instance. Sure, the company might be a boon to his state, and after all Senators are supposed to act in the best interests of their states, but it just so happens to be that Harry Reid’s son is a major player in ENN–he is the primary representative for the green energy company and he personally went to China to woo the company to Nevada. What a coincidence!
Harry Reid and his son deny ever talking to each other about the deal, but honesty, even if it is true did they have to talk to each other about it? The father knew what the son was up to and he pressured the state’s largest energy company to become a customer of a company his son was involved in after the company received a sweetheart land deal and we are supposed to believe that he did this without the best interests of his son in his mind? Are we to believe Harry Reid had nothing to do with the land deal either?
Is it any wonder so many people don’t trust the government or think that the government doesn’t have the interests of the people first and foremost in their minds?