Senator Harry “Boss” Reid
Beyond corruption and coercion – criminal extortion?
On the surface, it appears that Senator Harry Reid is trying to exert pressure on the Bureau of Land Management – headed by a former Reid aide – to force Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to remove his cattle from grazing on public lands so the land can be designated as a protected environment for the desert tortoise. And thus this land could be used to mitigate the commercial development on other public lands that would directly benefit Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Harry Reid eldest son Rory, and other known and unknown special interests.
Corrupt as that sounds, there may be an additional factor – a more important and significant factor – behind the BLM’s actions. It appears that federal agencies may be forcing ranchers and farmers to give up their private water rights in order to use the public lands necessary to economically ranch or farm on public land.
This must be a serious issue as Wyoming Senators and others have introduced legislation to stop government agencies from using public land use permits to demand that the owners of private water rights cede them to the government – where they may be used for the benefit of politically-connected special interests and tighten the noose around the necks of American ranchers and farmers with little or no political connections.
S.1630 -- Latest Title: Water Rights Protection Act
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 10/31/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Related Bills: H.R.3189
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Water Rights Protection Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from:
(1) conditioning the issuance, renewal, amendment, or extension of any permit, approval, license, lease, allotment, easement, right-of-way, or other land use or occupancy agreement on the transfer or relinquishment of any water right directly to the United States, in whole or in part, granted under state law, by federal or state adjudication, decree, or other judgment, or pursuant to any interstate water compact and such Secretaries; and
(2) requiring any water user to apply for a water right in the name of the United States under state law as a condition of such a land use or occupancy agreement.
Notice who is conspicuously absent from this list of co-sponsors in Western States …
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo
Idaho Senator James Risch
Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
Utah Senator Orin Hatch
Utah Senator Mike Lee
Nevada Senator Dean Heller
Bottom Line …
Harry Reid wants to be the King of Nevada, the power broker of Nevada politics in perpetuity. That is beyond the progressive socialist democrat who has done so much damage to America and Americans with his Senate rules tricks and support of America’s first communist president.
It is time to through the corrupt politicians out of office, especially the progressive socialist democrats and their RINO cohorts before America turns into a French socialist and unionized society controlled by Mexican and Russian oligarchs who do not respect any laws of any land.