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Wynn Slams Obama On Business: "Responsible For Fear In America" (Audio, included)
Real Clear Politics ^ | 7-18-11

Posted on 07/18/2011 6:01:58 PM PDT by STARWISE

(AUDIO AT LINK)

Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, trashed President Obama on a company conference call today. Below are the most damning portions of the call:

I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I'm afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: economy; election2012; fear; lasvegas; lostwages; nevada; obama; obamarant; stevewynn; wynn
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1 posted on 07/18/2011 6:02:02 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; seekthetruth; ...

No mincing of words there ..
Hammer meet nail.

“... and until he’s gone, everybody’s gonna be sittin’ on their thumbs.”


2 posted on 07/18/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE

Glad to hear him speaking the truth. Didn’t he vote for him? When any business person voted for Obama I just rolled my eyes. I bet he won’t be so stupid next time. HA! Of course he isn’t minding Immelt’s directed to buck up and shut up. Immelt is a fascist pig that has materially benefitted in a multitude of ways. May he one day get all he richly deserves back at him.


3 posted on 07/18/2011 6:05:38 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: STARWISE

Yep and yep! :-)


4 posted on 07/18/2011 6:07:00 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: GOP Poet

directed=directive


5 posted on 07/18/2011 6:07:43 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: STARWISE
Wow, that was quite a blast. Kaboom. He's right of course. I'm pretty certain my employer is doing the same thing. Based on workload, it could hire bunches more of engineers and technicians. Instead, those of us employed are just working boocoo OT hours.

Financially, I am doing great. I love the Obama economy (when I look at my bottom line). I'm making more money than I ever have. I don't mind working and making some OT (though it is approaching more than I want to). But I am not mad at my employer for me running my tail off. If I was in the shoes of the senior leadership of my company, why would I hire more people? I have no idea what an employee is going to cost me long term. It is easier to run the tails off existing employees.

Of course, the quality of our product will eventually suffer if the work load continues as it is--hurting our wonderful customers. Really its too bad. Instead of everybody on my team working boocoo OT and making the big bucks, another couple people could be hired off the unemployment line, and everybody would be a lot happier. But again, I can't blame our senior leadership for failing to approve additional help.

6 posted on 07/18/2011 6:16:00 PM PDT by Pappy Smear (Support the presidency, end the policies.)
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To: STARWISE
Anyone who is "waiting for the President to step up," scares the hell out of me.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 07/18/2011 6:17:18 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: STARWISE

wynn voted for comrade obama.


8 posted on 07/18/2011 6:17:32 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: STARWISE
I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid

LOL. Oh well. They really don't get it, but hey he at least sees the gun to his head and he is saying something. These Democrats are the brightest bulbs in the room are they? I wised up as a business woman real fast about what sort of policies were good for me, my taxes, my opportunities, and my freedom. It sure wasn't the Democrats. These people have no idea that it is and was their ideals that led them to Barack Obama. Exactly what THEY voted for. Many of these people have no idea just how naive they truly are. I am being generous with the use of the word naive here.

9 posted on 07/18/2011 6:18:29 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: STARWISE

We told them to be scared to be very, very afraid of this man and they called us RACISTS. Now whose scared?


10 posted on 07/18/2011 6:23:06 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ken21
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.

This guy can't identify his enemies. Maybe he's a great casino promoter, but he's dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to that coherent world view thingy.

11 posted on 07/18/2011 6:24:28 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Pappy Smear
To be perfectly honest I'm beginning to wonder if it will change even after he is gone. Barack Obama has taught the American business just how easy it is to cut cost and people. At the top and at the bottom. The company that I work for has completely restructured everything and to be perfectly honest it works well for them. Tons of big wig 6 figure types at the top have been let go. The people at shop level have changed also. The emphasis is more on young hourly types instead of the older salaried manager and it also works.
12 posted on 07/18/2011 6:24:28 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Hey White House liar. Truth comes out a little at a time.)
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

It won’t change without growth.


13 posted on 07/18/2011 6:25:49 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: STARWISE

Fascinating conversation to be able to listen in on.


14 posted on 07/18/2011 6:27:46 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: STARWISE
PLACEMARK AND..............


B T T T ! ! ! ©


15 posted on 07/18/2011 6:30:14 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: All

Wynn:

Yes, September will be our fifth anniversary in the People’s Republic of China in Macau and we love it there. We are so grateful to be part of that market and to be allowed to participate in that community.

We find the political environment, the regulatory environment, the human resource environment that we are in to be absolutely delicious. Life is quite straightforward in China. The government is predictable.

Our employees are eminently trainable. They’re anxious to please. They have a fabulous attitude, whether they’re local Macau people, mainland Chinese people, folks from the Philippines, they’re just wonderful and all of that’s come together to help us deliver the kind of product that we’ve always been delivering.

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And then #2, in Vegas, especially as I hear Marilyn talk about, a month like October for example, that there’s not an inch of meeting square footage left in Las Vegas and as we think about limited or no supply over the next several years, being added back to Las Vegas, does it not make sense to expand your meeting square footage? I know you can do it east of country club or in that area?

Stephen Wynn

Well, here’s our problem. There are a host of opportunities for expansion in Las Vegas, a host of opportunities to create tens of thousands of jobs in Las Vegas.

I know that I could do 10,000 more myself and according to the Chamber of Commerce and the visitors convention bureau, if we hired 10,000 employees, it would create another 20,000 additional jobs for a grand total of 30,000.

I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I’m afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. You watch television and see what’s going on on this debt ceiling issue.

And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress.

But everybody is so political, so focused on holding their job for the next year that the discussion in Washington is nauseating. And I’m saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/279999-wynn-resorts-ceo-discusses-q2-2011-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=qanda


16 posted on 07/18/2011 6:32:12 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE

Steve Wynn supports Harry Reid, the senate majority leader thug who pushed through Obamacare on Christmas Eve. I can still see them wheeling a half-dead, incoherent Robert Byrd from the home to cast that vote. Maybe getting all that union vote and God knows how many corrupt buds of yours out to ensure Reid’s ‘victory’ in November is part of the problem, hey Steve? Obama has no stronger promoter and master thug than Reid. We’ll have to see if Steve got his Obamacare exemption...


17 posted on 07/18/2011 6:43:05 PM PDT by untwist
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To: STARWISE

18 posted on 07/18/2011 6:43:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; onyx; RedMDer; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; trisham; musicman; vox_freedom; The Cajun; ...

Perfection!

LOL ...


19 posted on 07/18/2011 6:46:34 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE

Well you won’t see this on the yahoo mainpage (AP).


20 posted on 07/18/2011 6:46:49 PM PDT by willk
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To: STARWISE

Zero’s raising a lot of money — all the Hell-ywood Hacks who participate(d) in his fundraisers should be pilloried for it, here and via boycotts, and the occasional piss-filled balloon projectile when they’re on their ridiculous red carpet promenades.


21 posted on 07/18/2011 6:55:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: STARWISE
Wynn is an idiot... he supports Reid but not Obama... rrriiiiiiiight... that makes a lot of sense.

typical limousine liberal.

He and Warren Buffet and all the other pathetic quisling enablers should watch this... for a quick run down start at about 3:45.. the entire series will make your skin crawl . In the 9th section go to the :40 second and just watch the rest of it.

eye opening video.

we are in the final stage with the economy, military and foreign relations being trashed by the TOFUS. Now we just need a "crisis" for normalization to occur. The only joy I'll get is when the libs are put up against the wall while they try to explain how "we're on your side!!!" "We love our government doing everything for us"

22 posted on 07/18/2011 7:16:42 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: ken21

>> wynn voted for comrade obama.

He admitted to the vote apparently influenced by his wife. I’m not sure what the vote was for however.


23 posted on 07/18/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: STARWISE; GOP Poet

From your excerpt:

“You watch television and see what’s going on ...”

That could be the problem right there. Someone needs to tell Wynn he’s wasting his time.

My favorite Wynn lines:

“And I’m saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime.”

“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.”

” 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.”


24 posted on 07/18/2011 7:20:11 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: ken21

“wynn voted for comrade obama.”

Wynn was on a recent Luntz focus group in a Hannity special where they had a series of politicians speak briefly and answer questions from the audience. Steve Wynn was also on and spoke very well about how bad Obama is for the country. He said he’d voted for him - then proceeded to (rightfully) blast him and make lots of good points. The focus group, made up of all demographics, liked what he had to say because it was honest and made sense.


25 posted on 07/18/2011 7:20:40 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: thouworm

is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States.”

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Truer words ..


26 posted on 07/18/2011 7:43:36 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: llandres; untwist; Dick Vomer; Diogenesis

Luntz panel interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy3Gk0BSkDc

A year ago, he expressed his negative opinions here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FATx3ijm_xg

And here last August

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ncolR9XIj0&feature=related

Here in 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdrxfFFeMbc&feature=related


27 posted on 07/18/2011 7:48:10 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE

I was gonna give a “HOORAY Steve Wynn” but if he supports Harry POS Reid...well...I’ll leave it at that.

On 2nd thought...

F’n MORON


28 posted on 07/18/2011 7:59:21 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: STARWISE

It was idiots like STEVE WYNN who bought in to the media HYPE of Obama, and supported him, and who ignored what Obama actually SAID, that are responsible for this mess.

It’s not like Obama didn’t TELL anyone who was listening what he intended to do.


29 posted on 07/18/2011 8:01:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: STARWISE

Wynn voted for Obama thinking that he (Wynn) would get the taxpayers to pick up his employee health costs and that being in Reid’s district would get him special perks.

Now he has discovered that destroying the U.S. economy turns out to be bad for him as well.


30 posted on 07/18/2011 8:10:00 PM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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thanks STARWISE, additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2750481/posts


31 posted on 07/18/2011 8:16:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: STARWISE
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.

and there it is...

32 posted on 07/18/2011 8:17:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: STARWISE

Can someone please photoshop the above to read

"FAIL AT ALL THINGS" ?

Cheers!

33 posted on 07/18/2011 8:43:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers; JoeProBono

Joe, looks like you have an assignment, if you agree to take it (the tape won’t self-destruct ... ;)


34 posted on 07/18/2011 8:45:42 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: PGalt

#27


35 posted on 07/18/2011 8:47:25 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE; JoeProBono
(the tape won’t self-destruct ... ;)

...but the politician apparently is. (Go Sarah!)

Cheers!

36 posted on 07/18/2011 8:47:52 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: tcrlaf

#27


37 posted on 07/18/2011 8:48:00 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: untwist

#27


38 posted on 07/18/2011 8:49:28 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: STARWISE

It’s nice to see a supporter of Obama’s party take notice.


39 posted on 07/18/2011 9:04:18 PM PDT by newzjunkey (yawn: millionaires and billionaires vs. old people)
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To: grey_whiskers; STARWISE

DONATE


40 posted on 07/18/2011 9:06:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: thouworm

Yep. Yo picked the good ones. And this from the mouth of a man who voted for the commie.


41 posted on 07/18/2011 9:07:05 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: JoeProBono
Flippin' *sweet*.

Think it'd make a good T-shirt? I guess all we'd have to do is photoshop the last "e" in Newsweek to make it "Newsweak" and change the helicopter and the bird to avoid copyright problems...?

Cheers!

42 posted on 07/18/2011 9:42:57 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: tcrlaf

“It was idiots like STEVE WYNN who bought in to the media HYPE of Obama, and supported him, and who ignored what Obama actually SAID, that are responsible for this mess.

It’s not like Obama didn’t TELL anyone who was listening what he intended to do.”

####

The ONLY reason any businessman would vote Democrat is that he is looking for a government provided inside track, cheating his potential competition.

Wynn just didn’t get the anticipated goodies he wanted from Obama, and in the future (and with his “wife’s influence”), I’ll bet he votes for every Communist hacked up from the phlegm in the diseased lungs of the Democrat Party.


43 posted on 07/18/2011 9:53:21 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: STARWISE

EIEIO!!!

(enough is enough, impeach obama!!!)


44 posted on 07/18/2011 10:41:28 PM PDT by KIDFOH
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for those links!


45 posted on 07/18/2011 11:56:44 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: STARWISE

I consider myself a staunch conservative both socially and fiscally yet I voted for the democrat Jim Florio in 1993 against Christy Whitman in the governor’s race. The only democrat I ever voted for and he lost! Does that make me a bad guy? I have nightmares often about this.


46 posted on 07/19/2011 6:52:14 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: STARWISE

Things are really bad when you lose the mafia vote.


47 posted on 07/19/2011 7:16:59 AM PDT by 11johara28
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To: ecomcon

Top be fair, he is blind and couldn’t see what was before him....


48 posted on 07/19/2011 8:50:05 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: STARWISE

Bully for Steve Wynn, I guess this means he’s not in Dick Obama’s stable of crony capitalists.


49 posted on 07/19/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT by izzatzo (Palin2012, she's one of us.)
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To: STARWISE; PGalt; SunkenCiv
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.

Buyer's remorse from a crony capitalist - priceless!

50 posted on 07/19/2011 11:33:18 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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