Harry Reid Facts
Harry Reid Facts
Reid’s Senate leadership has been a disaster for the economy
- The national debt of $17 trillion is now greater than U.S. GDP. And Reid only plans to increase it.
- Under Reid’s belief in big government and higher taxes, business confidence has been eroded while a willingness to hire new workers has been diminished.
- In September 2010, Reid stated that the economic meltdown was not his fault, emphasizing that he “had nothing to do with” crises such as massive foreclosures and skyrocketing unemployment.
- In November 2011, Reid channeled the Occupy Wall Street movement on the Senate floor, blasting Republicans and “the one percent” for opposing tax increases.
Reid’s views have not been helpful in maintaining a strong national defense
- In April 2007, Reid declared the war in Iraq “lost” and tried to block funding for U.S. troops deployed there.
- A key architect of the “Supercommittee” in Congress, his failure to reach deficit agreements with Republicans has triggered $1 trillion in automatic defense cuts over the next decade and will hollow out the military we saw like in the 1970s.
- Under Reid’s leadership in the Senate, already the Navy’s roughly 280 ships are the fewest in service since World War I. The Army is programmed to shrink from 570,000 to 490,000, while the Air Force and Marine Corps will also be cut by tens of thousands.
- Major weapons systems and platforms are being delayed like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, or cancelled outright like the Army’s Future Combat System and next-generation Navy Destroyer. Such decisions will inevitably lead to a decline in U.S. military superiority and degradation of our industrial base.