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Underwater mortgages and jobs: How about a little help, Harry

New stats show that more than 11.3 million homeowners (25 percent of all Americans with a mortgage) owe more on their loan than their home is now worth.

To which the people said: If Las Vegas had only 25 percent of its homeowners under water, the city would be in an unqualified recovery.

Which brings me to one of the righteous themes of this blog of late: Nevadans in great numbers must tell Harry Reid to stop farting around with health care bribes and liberal windmill tilting in Washington, D.C., and start using every single ounce of his time and much-touted power to help the Nevada economy.

I’m callin’ you out, Harry. What good are you, if you won’t help us with real job creation and economic diversification when we need it the most? If you have the power to help (as you say you do), then do it.

Every minute you spend on something else in Washington (as you have done for most of the last 12 months and will do again Thursday with the health care "reform" summit), is a minute more of misery in Nevada.

(If you don’t know how to communicate with Sen. Reid, put your 2 cents worth at the end of this blog item, or send me an e-mail at sherm@lvrj.com. I’ll see that he gets it.)

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