Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Reid Ally Wynn Rips Obama "Fancy Speeches"
Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2011 | Jeff Carter

Posted on 10/22/2011 4:46:17 AM PDT by Kaslin

Earlier this year, casino magnate Steve Wynn ripped Obama in conference call with shareholders and analysts (Wynn CEO Goes On Epic Anti-Obama Rant On Company Conference Call) saying:

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.

It's worth noting that Wynn says he's a Democrat and supported Harry Reid in the last election.

See: You CAN sometimes learn things about companies when you listen to earnings calls. Here is the latest from Steve Wynn's newest conference call ($WYNN).

At 4:05 Wynn says, “Optimism in China and Pessimism in America”. He is referring to his casino business.

But later at 45:06 he reflects on Occupy Wall Street and big government. Among other things, he says (47:07),

I am watching my employees standard of living drop off because of deficits. I think that the American public is beginning to make the connection between deficits and their own loss of the standard…

I say right now that the Democratic agenda of spend and bribe the public has bankrupt this country, and until it stops, the citizens of this country are in for more hard times. And fancy speeches aren’t going to change that. Only a fundamental realization that citizens are going to have to take real, sophisticated responsibility for how we allocate the resources of this country.”

I am watching my employees standard of living drop off because of deficits. I think that the American public is beginning to make the connection between deficits and their own loss of the standard.

People are being paid in dollars on the way to 7 cent dollars, and answer though I have given two cost of living increase toss my employees, I’m upgrading losses in America, plus I’ve been able to get some money from the cap. I have not been able to keep up with the effect of deficits on the living standard of my employees.

The net result of all of this is frustration, anxiety, and anger. You’re seeing that on Occupy Wall Street. You can see it taken to the next level in Greece where people are trying to break into a parliament, primarily controlled by the unions. There comes a moment when the population realizes that it has to stop and sometimes it takes a form of tax the rich people which is, you know, a reflection more of a lack of understanding of how the economy works.

After listening to this call, I don’t think there is any doubt over where Steve Wynn sees growth, and where he will be investing his shareholder money.

The opportunity costs of investing in Nevada-which has a 0% tax rate-are too high. Why? Regulation, big government, and poor fiscal management by government agencies.

Some earnings calls are enlightening


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 10/22/2011 4:46:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Why attack Obama? Your stupid US Senator is bringing forth his agenda you dumb A$$. I like what he’s saying but he supports Reid.


2 posted on 10/22/2011 4:49:46 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Used to love going to Vegas and once considered getting a timeshare there. After Obamacare was passed and Reid was reelected, wife and I decided to boycott Nevada.
3 posted on 10/22/2011 5:17:02 AM PDT by Boomer One
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Who is this “Reid Ally Wynn”?? And why do we care what he or she says?


4 posted on 10/22/2011 5:19:38 AM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: personalaccts

Exactly right.

If this turkey is an ally of Harry Reid he is barking up the wrong tree.

He needs to straighten out his Senator .


5 posted on 10/22/2011 5:21:09 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Fancy? Really? I bet his speeches never exceed the 6th grade level.


6 posted on 10/22/2011 5:21:43 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Ah, I see, it’s Steve Wynn!

Wait, now who the hell is Steve Wynn?

Apparently some casino whore who has knee pads on for Harry Reid.

Again, why do we care?

Now, Fred Gwynn! I might care what he says!


7 posted on 10/22/2011 5:21:51 AM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
It's worth noting that Wynn says he's a Democrat and supported Harry Reid in the last election.

Did anyone read past this line?

8 posted on 10/22/2011 5:22:35 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: InterceptPoint

Supporting Harry Reid in 2010 is all I have too know about the judgement of Donald Trump.


9 posted on 10/22/2011 5:26:17 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Larry Lucido

>>Wait, now who the hell is Steve Wynn?<<

He can’t SEE that his support of Reid is a big part of the problem.


10 posted on 10/22/2011 5:26:31 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003

Exactly. This guy is stupid enough to pet scorpions then complain that he gets stung.

Sounds like his “casino magnatism” is something he didn’t come about by brains.


11 posted on 10/22/2011 5:28:21 AM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
“Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America.”

Yep. A lot of money people are waiting to see the outcome of the 2012 elections. If Obama & Co,. wins, much of that money & the associated jobs will reluctantly move offshore to more profitable economies. Expatriation of the rich may begin in earnest, as it has in Europe.

Obama & Co. are either the dumbest capitalists on the planet, or the cleverest Marxists, surpassing Lenin & Mao. I lean toward the latter.

12 posted on 10/22/2011 5:33:33 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

It’s worth noting that Wynn says he’s a Democrat and supported Harry Reid in the last election.

It’s worth noting that Wynn is a friggin’ idiot... cry me a river you socialist-supporting nimrod.


13 posted on 10/22/2011 5:36:06 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Common Sense 101

I think everyone (including Wynn) who operates casinos in Nevada MUST say “I support Harry Reid,” OR ELSE they start having problems with their casinos and unions in Vegas.

Imagine operating a casino there, and coming out in public criticizing Harry Reid.

He’d shut you down, or make life so difficult you’d sell your casino.

Harry Reid is basically the “Democrat mafia,” plus he’s got the powers of the state’s Attorney General, the unions, the Gaming board, and the police.


14 posted on 10/22/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Son House
Supporting Harry Reid in 2010 is all I have too know about the judgement of Donald Trump.

Wow. Where did you hear that?

15 posted on 10/22/2011 5:43:04 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: LyinLibs

Certainly his business nose drifts to the right and his “business survival” tactics offer some cause to make you think why anybody would support a democrat. This election cycle may provide a way for business to transition from tax and bribe to a fairer more flat tax with less loopholes where business will have more fiscal certainty, less burdensome regulation, and a growth index which will encourage them bring their money in from the sidelines.


16 posted on 10/22/2011 5:58:23 AM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: LyinLibs

This is still the United States, not the “utopian” dictatorial tyranny so desired by the Demonrat politicians... Wynn bemoans the treatment he receives from the very people he supports! What he and others like him are doing is simply feeding the beast in the hopes that they will be eaten last; Wynn is like most business executives in the U.S. today - too gutless and scared to fight against the very governmental elitists that they themselves fund.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 6:05:21 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: pepperdog

PING


18 posted on 10/22/2011 6:06:48 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

In listening to Steve Wynn on Fox and Friends this morning, he seems to be very much a level-headed capitalist. His support for Reid I would bet the farm has to do with protection money, that is, donating in the hopes Reid would protect his Las Vegas interests from the normal plunder Reid advocates.


19 posted on 10/22/2011 6:06:58 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wayoverontheright

Well, then he sounds like a real dumb ass. You’re trying to put lipstick on a pig and it’s not working.

Steve Wynnwood should shut up and sing.


20 posted on 10/22/2011 6:14:12 AM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Mister Da

Steven Wynn and most of the other casino big wigs have already moved tons of money offshore. After 300 years, the former Portuguese colony of Macau reverted back to China, and it’s become the Las Vegas of Asia, a boom town on the Chinese coast.

I always thought that Wynn was a Republican......his support of Obama in 2008 left me shaking my head in surprise and disgust. If you lay down with dogs, don’t be surprised when you get fleas.


21 posted on 10/22/2011 6:20:16 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Abolish TSA....Abolish Department of Fatherland Security...Just Say NO to the American Police State!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: july4thfreedomfoundation

” Steven Wynn and most of the other casino big wigs have already moved tons of money offshore. After 300 years, the former Portuguese colony of Macao reverted back to China, and it’s become the Las Vegas of Asia, a boom town on the Chinese coast.”

I was living in Asia in 2003, when Wynn was the first American to be granted a gaming lic. in Macao.


22 posted on 10/22/2011 6:37:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: wayoverontheright

His support for Reid I would bet the farm has to do with protection money


I agree. If you go against Reid, you go against the unions in Vegas. The culinary union and the teamsters control 90% of the casino employees.

Wynn is one of the most savy business people in this country. He built a huge empire from a small downtown casino/news-stand.

He started moving capital out of the country before the obama regime came into play.


23 posted on 10/22/2011 7:39:00 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: InterceptPoint

Go search for Trumps campaign donations to Reid

Donald Trump’s Donations to Democrats
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2703298/posts

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has received the fourth-largest amount of Trump’s contributions, including $4,800 in the successful 2010 campaign against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. In total Trump has contributed $10,400 to Reid.

In 2010, Trump also contributed $4,000 to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who easily won re-election. Schumer has received $8,900 from Trump since the 1996 election cycle. Trump has also been generous to New York’s other Democratic U.S. senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, who’s received $5,850 in Trump money.


24 posted on 10/22/2011 8:20:20 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Son House

Thanks for the input on Trumps Dem contributions.

I’m a little concerned that Turmp may be the badly needed 3rd party candidate that Obama has lined up. Huntsman may have been on the short list as well but he has presumably been scratched due to his 1% showing in the GOP primaries.


25 posted on 10/22/2011 8:27:35 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Son House

This whole thread highlights the problem with the American political system - Corruption. Follow the money.


26 posted on 10/22/2011 8:35:20 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Common Sense 101
It’s worth noting that Wynn says he’s a Democrat and supported Harry Reid in the last election.

IIRC Wynn and Reid have been friends for a long time, probably going back to the days when Prince Harry was not the liberal loon he is today.

Anyway, Wynn was on Cavuto's FBN show last night for most of the program. His main purpose was to convey the "Anybody but Obama" message, but he did mention, in response to a question, that the last time they spoke, Reid hung up on him.

Guess RATS don't take kindly to billionaires criticizing their stupidity.

27 posted on 10/22/2011 10:03:32 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: freespirited

the last time they spoke, Reid hung up on him.
______________________________________________________________
That shows that he has no class. I taught my sons from a young age that it is rude to ever hang up on anyone. End the call with a little “class” but it is rude to hang up on people.


28 posted on 10/22/2011 10:45:06 AM PDT by no dems (The HERMANator in 2012 !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson