Nevada is unique in the US. It’s the only state with legal prostitution. It’s regulated, but legal in any county that chooses to have it. As a result, the girls enjoy a standard of living that prostitutes in other states can only dream about. For Harry Reid, that’s just unacceptable.
In a speech to a joint session of Nevada lawmakers, Reid called for an “adult conversation” about legal prostitution, which he feels should be pushed back underground. From the Las Vegas Sun:
“Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment – not as the last place where prostitution is still legal,” he said in a speech to the Nevada Legislature.
Reid told the assembled lawmakers that he met recently with a group of business leaders who run data centers for technology companies. They visited Storey County in search of a new location for their businesses but “one of the businessmen in that meeting told me he simply couldn’t believe that one of the biggest businesses in the county he was considering for his new home has legal prostitution.”
He said he has talked to families who “don’t want their children to look out of a school bus and see a brothel.”
“We should do everything we can to make sure the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do,” Reid continued. “If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts people back to work, the time has come for us to outlaw prostitution.”
While he continues to pretend that he helped save the world, Sen. Harry Reid did not want to wake up to this news at the end of a bad week:
The unemployment rate in the Las Vegas area in September climbed to 15 percent, setting a record.
There were an estimated 145,400 jobless in Southern Nevada — about 3,000 more than in August, when the rate was 14.7 percent.
The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Nevada’s jobless rate held steady in September at 14.4 percent, marking the first time since January that the rate didn’t increase. It was only the second time the state rate hadn’t risen since the recession started, but it still exceeded the national jobless rate of 9.6 percent and California at 12.4 percent.
Sharron Angle has led in all but two of the nine polls conducted in the race, which has seen a wave of outside money, during the month of October and early returns in Nevada seem to benefit her more than Reid, who’s efforts in recent days has been described as “underwhelming.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal and Mason-Dixon have come out with a new poll testing general election a match-up between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) and Sue Lowden, the Republican frontrunner. The poll also includes several third party candidates, including Scott Ashijan, the Tea Party candidate that has come under fire recently.
Nevada Senate General Election
- Lowden: 47%
- Reid: 37%
- Fasano: 3%
- Ashjian: 2%
- Other: 3%
- Undecided: 8%
If Lowden can hold that lead in Clark County, it’s game over for Reid.