Vegas mogul blasts Obama as “greatest wet blanket to business … job creation in my lifetime”

posted at 10:12 am on July 19, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Steve Wynn knows what a bad bet looks like.  One of the acknowledged visionaries of modern Las Vegas and gaming worldwide, Wynn has built his fortune on widely-dispersed disposable income and the copious leisure time not just of the wealthy but also of the middle and working classes.  He also has to meet a large payroll (several of them, actually) and make critical decisions on investments, both personally and professionally.  So when the 69-year-old Wynn declares that Barack Obama has been the “greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime,” it’s an expert opinion.

And that’s not even the most incendiary thing Wynn said:

And I’m saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime. And I can prove it and I could spend the next 3 hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right. A President that seems, that keeps using that word redistribution. Well, my customers and the companies that provide the vitality for the hospitality and restaurant industry, in the United States of America, they are frightened of this administration. And it makes you slow down and not invest your money. Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America.

You bet and until we change the tempo and the conversation from Washington, it’s not going to change. And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President. And a lot of people don’t want to say that. They’ll say, God, don’t be attacking Obama. Well, this is Obama’s deal and it’s Obama that’s responsible for this fear in America.

As it turns out, Wynn isn’t a big fan of redistributionism, either (emphasis mine):

The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest, their holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody’s afraid of the government and there’s no need soft peddling it, it’s the truth. It is the truth. And that’s true of Democratic businessman and Republican businessman, and I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid. I support Democrats and Republicans. And I’m telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs.

If Wynn is afraid of the “weird political philosophy” of Obama, then perhaps he should rethink his support of Harry Reid.  After all, the Senate Majority Leader has spent the last two-plus years doing nothing else but carrying Obama’s weird political water on Capitol Hill.  How exactly has Reid differed from Obama in that time?  Perhaps Wynn should have th0ught about that before maxing out his donation to Reid in 2009.

In fact, a look at Wynn’s contributions over the previous two electoral cycles confirms that he donates to both Republicans and Democrats. Wynn appears to favor Republicans over Democrats slightly in the previous three-plus years, but not by much.  Notable for its absence, however, is any donation to Barack Obama.  Most of his contributions to Democratic candidates took place in the 2008 cycle, although he did max out to Reid as noted in the 2010 cycle as well  as to Rep. Shelley Berkley in his own state, as well as Rep. Charlie Rangel and gave a thousand dollars to Rep. Bennie Thompson.  Did Wynn believe that Rangel, Thompson, and Berkley would make Obamanomics less scary?  Wynn may know what a bad bet looks like, but that hasn’t kept him from making a few himself.

Otherwise, Wynn gets to the heart of the problem with Obama and his “weird” Obamanomics.  It’s all about class warfare, not economic growth or health, and most of those in the business world who made the same bad bet are belatedly realizing it.

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And a lot of people don’t want to say that. They’ll say, God, don’t be attacking Obama.

The key line from the interview. This is the intention — a sense of threat from Washington as never seen or felt before. This guy isn’t Jimmy Carter. He’s a Chicago Stalinist, and he won’t go half way.

rrpjr on July 19, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Wynn just discovered that Democrat means Progressive Liberal Socialist, but STILL can not cross that intellectual line to No Freedom without Economic Freedom allowing support Freedom from Socialists, how sad.

mathewsjw on July 19, 2011 at 11:20 AM

mathewsjw on July 19, 2011 at 11:20 AM

He’ll probably get there eventually.

In the meantime, though, this kind of statement is politically a LOT more valuable coming from a Democrat than a Republican. So I’m not going to criticize Wynn. When a Dem talks, other Dems are more likely to listen.

Missy on July 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Wynn is obviously a republican at heart

jp on July 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Really? Because at the Department of Elections, he’s a Democrat.

JohnGalt23 on July 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Wynn voted for Obama. For such a great business man he couldn’t forecast this problem?

Wynn admits he voted for Obama. Relevant part at 1:00 (link via Newsbusters.org).

http://www.awmd.net/archives/166

Virginia Shanahan on July 19, 2011 at 11:19 AM

The Wynns are socially liberal Jews. It should not surprise anyone that they voted fo Obama. What should surprise people is that Wynn would go this ballistic now.

rockmom on July 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Those indies need to see that people who support Democrats and who even supported Obama in 2008 agree that Obama is a disaster.

Good Lt on July 19, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Exactly!

Mutnodjmet on July 19, 2011 at 11:24 AM

He supports Reid, because of the Casino Unions I’m guessing. It is probably a prerequisite in NV if you run casinos.

jeffn21 on July 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Wynn would have more credibility if he wasn’t a self-admitted Obama enabler (maxing out to Harry Reid).

The story portrays Wynn as one who believes that all politicians are whores, and his main complaint seems to be that Obama is an ungrateful whore.

Still, its encouraging that he had the guts to speak out against the anti-business Obama regime.

landlines on July 19, 2011 at 11:27 AM

So what’s the NRA’s excuse?

UltimateBob on July 19, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Can’t say for sure, but my initial guess would be: “We’re a bunch of fancy lads who care less about your gun rights than protecting the interests of gun manufacturers.”

JohnGalt23 on July 19, 2011 at 11:27 AM

I can’t believe how many people are responding to this story by criticizing Steve Wynn! You don’t get it. It’s precisely BECAUSE Wynn voted for Obama, thought he was a benign garden-variety liberal, that his turn is so important. He isn’t a big political player and never has been, so he has to be really, really concerned to make comments like this.

Nobody, but nobody, could call Steve Wynn a racist or a greedy Rethuglikkkan pig. If he opposes Obama now, it is because his policies are killing Wynn’s business and killing the middle class that is the core of his customer base.

What should concern Obama supporters is that Steve Wynn is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Like I said in my first post, the preference cascade may have begun. Wynn has made it safe for other business owners to come out of the shadows and say what they really think of this Peronist regime.

I guarantee this statement is going to be discussed at the highest levels in the White House today. It is a B.F.D. as Joe Biden would say.

rockmom on July 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Wait, so you’re saying that it might not have been worth the 17 total minutes of self-affirmation among you and your friends that came from voting for a black man?

rogerb on July 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM

logis on July 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM

There wasn’t any “recovery”, as Obama proclaimed. Businesses and banks continue to collapse. Dairy Queens, Albertson’s, Marie Callandar;s, (name recognizable) have closed the doors in many locations, along with local “big name”, high-end restaurants. So many office-building spreads are shuttered.
You can walk into a Lowe’s here, and only hear to echo of your footsteps. Oh yes, Borders, pfft.

There is a strange phenomenon here, too. There was some 3-4 day event here a week ago, called “The Electric Daisy” ,or some ever stupid sounding convention. What happened? All the hotels and motels, who’ve been sitting on almost zero occupancy, suddenly raise the price of a room to outrageous $$$$, trying to make-up for the months and months on non-occupancy. That’s the way to do business, I’d say./

betsyz on July 19, 2011 at 11:33 AM

rockmom on July 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Precisely. This is the kind of statement that helps others feel safe in agreeing. The more highly-visible Democrats like Wynn who will get out there and start talking, the better.

Missy on July 19, 2011 at 11:34 AM

For the Oppressives out there that may be lurking about – and you know who you are, let ‘splain why most businessmen won’t come out publicly against Failbama.

First, they don’t want to anger 10% of their customers who still think Obama is awesome.

Second, they don’t want to alienate other segments of the population that don’t like to get ‘Political’

Finally, consider the fact that we have a POUTUS that talks of people punishing their enemies and such.

That kind of threatening talk will discourage some from publicly speaking out against our Dear Leader.

Conversely, the Failbama regime has a penchant to reward its friends, so put that in you context pipe and smoke it.

Chip on July 19, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Reid is a whore. He’ll take whatever money’s coming to him and go with the tide.

Obama is a pure socialist.

rickyricardo on July 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Reid is a whore. He’ll take whatever money’s coming to him and go with the tide.

Obama is a pure socialist.

rickyricardo on July 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

In other news, water is wet and the sky is still blue. Dog bites man. Film at 11.

gryphon202 on July 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Donating to Reid in Nevada, and not badmouthing him, is a life and death issue for Wynn and anyone else who has significant casino holdings in the state. Just a fact of life.

He has his neck stuck out here a mile as it is.

The day Obama is voted out of office is the day the economy will begin to recover. In fact, if his defeat appears likely before the election, the markets and the economy will begin to show improvement in direct relation to the perceived likelihood of Obama’s defeat.

novaculus on July 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Really? Because at the Department of Elections, he’s a Democrat.

JohnGalt23 on July 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM

like I said, he’s likely playing the Dems for when they get power he has influence. Smart move given political history and tendecies.

jp on July 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM

After 46 years of working, starting by bagging groceries, putting myself, with my wife’s help, through college and law school, saving, investing, raising a family with now successful children and grandchildren, it is disturbing to understand that I am a target of my government, vilified as having not done my part.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 19, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Other observations: The monorail system went bankrupt long ago. It was hardly a convenience, anyway, just a few hotels participating. You still cannot avoid walking, in fact, you have to hike even more (not that that’s bad for you). The “shark” exhibit is so expensive, you’d better win a lot, just to push your family through for 45 minutes or less.) Everything is shabby, worn-out, like a Circus-Circus act, unless you are impressed with bartenders, throwing bottles up in the air. If you go to a show, do not sit in the first three rows cause you’ll see the shoddiness of it all.

betsyz on July 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

mr wynn…may i just say this in response to your rant:

no sh*t sherlock

you’re just figuring this out now?

as for your support or dingy harry, i saw the godfather and think i understand how politics and gambling interest intersect in nevada.

but if were on the board of wynn’s company, i’d wonder how his judgment of obama before the election was so clearly wrong. the inexperienced socialist poser wynn supported for president is the same inexperienced socialist poser we have as our president.

it didn’t take a genius to see that obama would be an epic failure as potus.

DrW on July 19, 2011 at 11:52 AM

The most important point made by Wynn (and others) is that the investor class is, and will continue, to sit on their money as long as this Administration is in power. And you can be sure this money is protected from tax in some off shore situation. So the only thing President Class Warfare is accomplishing is keeping the wealthy wealthy, and making the poor poorer as unemployment continues to rise. The sad thing is if we explioted our natural resources we’d be another Dubai, or Saudi Arabia, with enough cash to bankroll all the Dems’ dream entitlement programs. Hey stupid ! You can’t tax a non-existent income ! Hey, but what do I know. I’m just a caveman. Your world frightens me.

teacherman on July 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM

teacherman on July 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Exactly: Obama’s class warfare is pushing away those who have contributed to the strength and growth of the United States, to the benefit of all its citizens, and it is making future great contributors question the wisdom of reaching for the American dream. Obama’s policies will continue to have huge negative consequences for the American economy.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Like any good gambler Wynn hedges his bets by donating to both parties…He is a full on fiscal conservative…definitely one of the smartest businessmen around…2012 is all about economy and JOBS…That’s why Perry has got the best chance…as long as he keeps pushing his economic chops…

Political Chef on July 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM

I’m sure Bayam will be on soon to explain that Wynn is not a real capitalist like Steve Jobs!!

According to Bayam, all rich people are progressives and support Obama. So this is weird.

Of course Wynn did support Reid. But that might just be about crony capitalism and having access. No, no. It must mean that Wynn is a true progressive like every other rich person in America.

Monkeytoe on July 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM

WYNNING!

aquaviva on July 19, 2011 at 12:07 PM

And, as long as you have “overnight” sensations, whether it be prized sport’s figures, hip-hop or rap industrialistists, celebrities (for unknown reasons), you’ll have an equally proportiante amount of people eagarly buying this crapola; they’ll be in ‘Vegas, awaiting their “shower” of thousand-dollar bottles of champagne just to be spritzed upon them and on the crowds.

betsyz on July 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Loses some of the oomph when he admits he contributes to Rangel and Reid. Otherwise the rest of it – spot on.

gophergirl on July 19, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Actually, I think it emphasizes the opposite. Obama is driven by ideology, Reid and most others are driven by sheer power. Obie would never in a million years go conservative, whereas if Reid thot he could get power as a GOP, he’d be there. For them it’s not what’s best for the US, but their needs. Obama thinks the marxist system is what’s best for the world, consequences to the US’ way of life be damned.

AH_C on July 19, 2011 at 12:17 PM

The Wynns are socially liberal Jews. It should not surprise anyone that they voted fo Obama. What should surprise people is that Wynn would go this ballistic now.

rockmom on July 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM

The only reason Wynn is going ballistic is because Obama is costing him money. Wynn has donated to Reid, Biden, etc.

Steve Wynn is a fraud.

bw222 on July 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Reid has a long and storied history with the Nevada casino industry. There is not a casino mogul with a Nevada interest who does not contribute to Harry Reid – regardless of where their true loyalties lie.

gryphon202 on July 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Wasn’t Dingy the model for the politician that woke up with a dead hooker in Godfather II?

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Just yesterday I talked to a neighborhood couple who just came back from a 4 day stay in Vegas. They hadn’t been there in 5 years. They had a good time, but they told me that Vegas was really hurting for business.

So it’s good thing that Wynn is crying a river over his ignorant vote for the Pinko-in-Chief.

Gang-of-One on July 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Me either – the guy is against everything that Wynn stands for.

People and their liberal guilt – never understand it in a million years.

gophergirl on July 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM

..and yet this is exactly who we want to come forward and express their displeasure (read: utter disgust) with The Pantload. When conservative businessmen like Steve Marcus of Home Depot criticize THE POUTUS, it may be valid but it falls on deaf ears because of his political leanings. Stinging rebukes by liberal businessmen will leave a real welt fer shure.

The War Planner on July 19, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Monkeytoe on July 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM

man, you really channel that puke well

bravo!

Sonosam on July 19, 2011 at 12:31 PM

So where was this voice of sanity when Harry Reid was running?

Don L on July 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Steve Wynn is a fraud.

bw222 on July 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM

He isn’t a fraud, he is, as the old joke goes, a liberal who has been mugged and is now a conservative.

rockmom on July 19, 2011 at 12:35 PM

This should also be a warning to Republicans not to get derailed with social issues in 2012. Steve Wynn is a Democrats mostly because he views Republicans as the party that want people to stop having fun in places like Vegas. If Republicans stick to fiscal and regulatory reform, they will get support from Wynn and his like-minded fellow businessmen.

rockmom on July 19, 2011 at 12:39 PM

I’m sure Bayam will be on soon to explain that Wynn is not a real capitalist like Steve Jobs!!

According to Bayam, all rich people are progressives and support Obama. So this is weird.

Of course Wynn did support Reid. But that might just be about crony capitalism and having access. No, no. It must mean that Wynn is a true progressive like every other rich person in America.

Monkeytoe on July 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM

You know, I can’t really understand why bayam isn’t in here on this topic?

Anyone who follows her bloviatings will note that this is a cause celebre for her.

Of course, given that your average businessman has a choice between remaining silent or critiquing a POUTUS that is into punishing enemies, it should be readily understandable what most would chose.

Chip on July 19, 2011 at 12:44 PM

rockmom on July 19, 2011 at 12:39 PM

++

GaltBlvnAtty on July 19, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Steve Wynn is a Democrats mostly because he views Republicans as the party that want people to stop having fun in places like Vegas.

I think he might be changing his mind about that after Obama’s repeated anti-Vegas comments.

Regardless, if things continue on like this, it won’t matter to people like Wynn what stances the Republicans hold on social issues. The survival of their businesses will come first.

Missy on July 19, 2011 at 12:45 PM

..and yet this is exactly who we want to come forward
The War Planner

Exactly. We need to rally around business leaders who aren’t afraid to speak out. Who cares if he voted for him or not at this point. I highly doubt he repeats that mistake, he strikes me as the kind of guy that learns from experience.

gaius on July 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM

2012-Will Wynn:
Sit it out

vote for generic republican

vote for zero

dragondrop on July 19, 2011 at 12:50 PM

To quote my all time favorite Christmas movie: “Welcome to the party, pal!”

I don’t get the Wynn hate either. A guy opens his eyes for the first time should be welcomed in my opinion.

oddjob1138 on July 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM

To all my Lib friends:
What’s good for business is what’s good for America. Just deal with it. There is no Government Utopia. A weak American economy makes us vulnerable is more ways than you can imagine.

teacherman on July 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM

“Until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs asses.”

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Obama could care less… Tell a joke Barry… Come on, say something funny.
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RalphyBoy on July 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Las Vegas has weathered all economic down turns and rebounded to reinvent itself. No longer. Unemployment is up, construction has halted, and there have been few “new” multi-million dollar shows since Obamanomics has settled over us.

Las Vegas is the town built on the freedom to live out whatever “dream” you wished– to eat, drink and play.

Show’s over, folks…

PA Guy on July 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Fidel Castro – Havana – 1958.

Mr. Wynn is a hard driving, intelligent man. If he and the other denizens of Nevada didn’t know where Reid and this administration were taking them, well, they just crapped out.

The One has no use for the casinos and even less for the glitzy lifestyles of the owners and high rollers.

Check history.

IlikedAUH2O on July 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Oh, a crony capitalist gets some comeuppance and I’m supposed to care?

Wynn and his ilk can go hang.

And calling him an expert is extremely stupid.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 19, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Beat up on Wynn all you want, I doubt he would have been able to remake Las Vegas without whoring with the new Vegas mob run by capos like Reid.

I say open the big tent and welcome him in…

His comeuppance is our economic disaster.

PA Guy on July 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM

His comeuppance is our economic disaster.

PA Guy on July 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Like, Rush, I refuse to participate in your economic disaster.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 19, 2011 at 1:50 PM

I wish we could refuse to participate. But that inflation is making harder to avoid…

PA Guy on July 19, 2011 at 1:53 PM

To all my Lib friends:
What’s good for business is what’s good for America. Just deal with it. There is no Government Utopia. A weak American economy makes us vulnerable is more ways than you can imagine.

teacherman on July 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM

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On my ride home from work after midnight I’ve stopped hitting the fast food stop inside the Philadelphia line. It’s the easiest stop for me, but I will not risk my life there because the flash-mobs and gangster wannabes are getting bold, and also I belief desperate.
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As the cities go down in flames I will even change my route to and from work so as to avoid Phila altogether. I can add 5 miles and a buck or so in tolls each way and I’ll never blink an eye over the loss of time or money.
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The biggest danger I see from a long term and increasingly weak economy is that as the poor become desperate they will do what they feel they need to, and the criminals among them will take advantage of whatever fools they can get a hold of (I almost said ‘get alone’ but mobs don’t need darkness or privacy to do their evil worst).
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When the cities go down you don’t want to be the last guy on your block with a job.
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RalphyBoy on July 19, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Look, I view it as a huge opportunity. I just wish Obama would get exactly what he wants. It’ll only really hurt the kleptocrats, the moochers, and those unable to provide for themselves.

A great fire is a cleansing thing, allowing new growth to follow. I plan on growing. I can’t do it as well when people like Wynn and Immelt and Buffet are so close to people like Obama or Bush. Burn it down.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 19, 2011 at 2:01 PM

– RalphyBoy on July 19, 2011 at 1:59 PM–

Those flash mobs in Philly were doing their damage even during the good times. Remember, Philly became the cop-killer capitol of America during an economic rebound….

PA Guy on July 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Meh, like Buffet, he’s a smart fool.

Schadenfreude on July 19, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Like, Rush, I refuse to participate in your economic disaster.
Aquateen Hungerforce on July 19, 2011 at 1:50 PM

The problem is that you don’t participate in economic disaster, economic disaster participates in you.

Count to 10 on July 19, 2011 at 2:52 PM

The problem is that you don’t participate in economic disaster, economic disaster participates in you.

Count to 10 on July 19, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Tell it like it is!

Gang-of-One on July 19, 2011 at 3:07 PM

RalphyBoy @ 1:59
Sorry to hear that, but not surprised. When I lived in Abington in the mid ’70′s I was always told to stay clear of North and West Phila. Both areas just looked like war zones.

teacherman on July 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Look, I view it as a huge opportunity. I just wish Obama would get exactly what he wants. It’ll only really hurt the kleptocrats, the moochers, and those unable to provide for themselves.
A great fire is a cleansing thing, allowing new growth to follow. I plan on growing. I can’t do it as well when people like Wynn and Immelt and Buffet are so close to people like Obama or Bush. Burn it down.
Aquateen Hungerforce on July 19, 2011 at 2:01 PM

As a result of obongo care you can barely do a thing to your house without registering it with the Feds

lead testing

eff the commie douchebags whovwant a piece of anything you do

they don’t deserve it they aren’t that smart

just maniacal

Sonosam on July 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM

I thought Wynn endorsed Obama in 08?

Kaptain Amerika on July 19, 2011 at 3:49 PM

The problem is that you don’t participate in economic disaster, economic disaster participates in you.

Count to 10 on July 19, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Bwahahaha! Burrrn!!!

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 19, 2011 at 3:58 PM

The Truth will Wynn!

AshleyTKing on July 19, 2011 at 4:54 PM

So, I guess Wynn thought Obama was lying during the campaign when he was pushing wealth envy, class warfare, socialism and wealth redistribution. Pffft. You voted for what he was selling, Steve, and now you’re crying because he is delivering? Give me a break.

xblade on July 19, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Wynn would have more credibility if he wasn’t a self-admitted Obama enabler (maxing out to Harry Reid).

Just the opposite. Wynn has more credibility in his critique of the bamster. Now, I won’t give his opinion too much weight if he pulls a Buffet and starts telling us that “we need to pay our fair share in taxes”, but as far as attacking the policies of the current administration, what better critic?

PackerBronco on July 19, 2011 at 6:49 PM

The biggest danger I see from a long term and increasingly weak economy is that as the poor become desperate they will do what they feel they need to

Once you support government theft, it’s a small step to go freelance. Afterall, you’re entitled to it.

PackerBronco on July 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM

I knew a very mild mannered, live and let live kind of guy after college who had grown up as a liberal, but during the run-up to the ’84 election I once asked him about who he was going to vote for. He went on a red-faced tirade about the Carter years and double digit stagflation like nothing I had ever seen before, or really since. He was almost spitting when he said he would NEVER vote for a Democrat again after Carter. I think the damage that Obama is doing to the Democrat brand will be very long lasting. Steve Wynn is not the only regretful Obama voter by a long-shot.

txmomof6 on July 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM

So he voted for Obamao and now regrets its.
Know what Steve, I regret you voted for Obamao too!
I voted for the democrat in the race; unfortunately there were no conservatives running.

Bubba Redneck on July 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Anti-business, anti-American, anti-affluent, anti-work ethic, anti-capitalist, anti-free market, anti-individual. Like “Larry the Cable Guy” says, “I can do this all day.”

Yep, Obamalinsky is all that and much more. Looking at all that, it’s Orwellian in the way he was brought to power by a complicent Press. I pray every day that this doesn’t go another four years. That Mayan Prophecy 2012 end of the calender thingy certainly looks feasible……

adamsmith on July 19, 2011 at 9:27 PM

The biggest danger I see from a long term and increasingly weak economy is that as the poor become desperate they will do what they feel they need to

Once you support government theft, it’s a small step to go freelance. Afterall, you’re entitled to it.

PackerBronco on July 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM

It doesn’t help much when the idiot AG Holder has shown he doesn’t want to prosecute ‘his people’.

slickwillie2001 on July 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

I don’t have time to read all the comments here and suspect there are a few comments that express the same sentiments as my comment in that Wynn said he is a Democrat and supports Republicans. I doubt Wynn is personally sufferring financially and isn’t missing any meals or delaying vacations and other pleasures. I don’t doubt his frustration with the marxist/socialist policies coming from the man he help elect president and I have no sympathy for him and others like him who were instrumental in putting this incompetent nimcapoot in charge of the country. I do have empathy for those who have seen their careers derailed due to this economic calamity and are struggling each and every month to make ends meet. I am one of those who is experiencing the direct frontal assault on capitalist america and when I see, or hear, people like Wynn whine about the current economic situation in this country, I personally want to kick him in the ass for his stupidity in voting for Obama. Thanks for the rant Wynn in that you are helping awake some who are still slumbering and hung over from their Obama intoxication but, I suspect you are still going to give money to Obama, the Democrat party and Republicans. After all, gotta hedge your bets and play both sides of the fence you typical two-faced manipulator.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on July 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM

In March, 2009 Wynn Resorts, LTD was trading on Nasdaq at $15.50/share.
Yesterday it was`@$162.00 per share.
“We had a great first quarter, the best in our history.” said Mr. Wynn during the same conference call to investors.
I wish that “wet blanket” would cover my business the same way.

greataunty on July 21, 2011 at 5:43 AM

I agree.

incognito on July 21, 2011 at 5:29 PM

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