Steve Wynn Annihilates Barack Obama: "This Administration Is The Greatest Wet Blanket To Business And Job Creation In My Lifetime"

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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:27 | 1468531 GetZeeGold
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Now now.....let's not get personal here. Marxisim is a big tent.

Everybody is afraid of the government. 

"When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:36 | 1468569 quintago
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i just got back from LV and the Wynn less than 24 hours ago. The place was dead relative to all the other times I've been there.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:43 | 1468589 Alcoholic Nativ...
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That place is going the way of Mesa Verde.  Good riddance.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:48 | 1468604 GetZeeGold
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The USA is going the way of the USSR.....good riddance.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:23 | 1468717 Pladizow
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Read Dimitri Orlov's - Reinventing Collapse.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:36 | 1468749 mess nonster
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+10 Read it! Funny, engaging, thought provoking. Steve Wynn should read it before the crew shows up to dismantle his long abandoned hotels and sell the contents for food.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 22:02 | 1468821 hedgeless_horseman
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Kunstler's The Long Emergency is a good read as well.  The companion fiction novels are less informative, but entertaining and short.  The Geography of Nowhere may be the best of the four, but the most depressing, unless you live in an older European village.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 01:50 | 1469301 roadlust
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and Wynn, who inherited his business from daddy, and makes his "profits" off sick losers in America's most pathetic excuse for an "industry," is an insufferable f#$#ing a#%hole.  He can "sit on his hands," his face, or his fat ass.  Who cares?  With his plastic surgery and hairpiece, they look the same.

Like Wayne Newton, and what happens on puking weekend binges, Wynn's "wisdom" needs to stay in the armpit known as Vegas. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 22:34 | 1468917 LetThemEatRand
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Vegas is even better than Washington at redistributing wealth from the poor to the rich.  Wynn doesn't like the competition.  Like all conservatives, he blames the poor for ruining the economy while the top .1% laugh all the way to the (Swiss) bank with our Treasury.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 22:55 | 1468968 janchup
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Keep lying if it's your best talent.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 23:38 | 1469066 jeff montanye
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speaking of lying, if steve wynn is trying to judge reality by barack obama's speeches then he is dumber than i am.  which is saying a lot.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 01:23 | 1469269 El Oregonian
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who forces you to go bet? at least in LV there is a chance of winning...albeit a small chance. This admin. is forcing this redistribution on us all. Rather take my chances with the mob in LV than the Chicago Mafia in the White House.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 01:24 | 1469270 El Oregonian
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who forces you to go bet? at least in LV there is a chance of winning...albeit a small chance. This admin. is forcing this redistribution on us all. Rather take my chances with the mob in LV than the Chicago Mafia in the White House.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:40 | 1468581 I think I need ...
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it is going to be redistibution....its called gold revaluation or dollar devaluation...same thing....history repeats....but the truly rich get richer in this process....

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:57 | 1468635 Zero Govt
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the parasites will continue to feed on the nations blood so long as the nation is dumb enough to keep feeding the parasites

Stop Paying Your Taxes

Zero Tax = Zero Govt 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:25 | 1468721 Pladizow
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Watch Aaron Russo's - Freedom to Facism -

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:57 | 1468639 Zero Govt
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the parasites will continue to feed on the nations blood so long as the nation is dumb enough to keep feeding the parasites

Stop Paying Your Taxes

Zero Tax = Zero Govt simple can the solution be?

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 00:14 | 1468823 Rynak
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right, every possible "lack of government" will result in heaven, and every possible governance, will result in hell.

If only things were as simple as that, in "the real world (tm)". Just pick the right camp, and guaranteed instant-heaven.... how intellectually.... "comfortable". No need to think about how lack of governance would work. No need to think about how governance could work.... just pick the right team, and #winning!

Now, please excuse me while i #headshot...

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 00:23 | 1476157 Rynak
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...and headhot with a vengeance all those braindead sheep, who are incabable of autonomous "libertarian" thought, that does not subribe to idealogies.

Thanks for sucking at liberty.

(they really should make a videogame out of this: survival Z against braindead sheep - kill those fucking  evolutionatry lusers, who resit against thinking in more than binaryl!!!!)

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 06:17 | 1469429 Ace Ventura
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Believe me, most here would like nothing more than to stop 'paying our taxes'. There's the small problem of having these taxes forcibly garnished from your wages however, thus removing the individual's choice in the matter.

Concurrently, there is also the small problem of the IRS jackboots showing up at your door, regardless of where that door may be. I always said Casey Anthony should have been tried for tax evasion, thus making the guilty verdict a foregone conclusion. For that matter, our long dead buddy OBL would have been scooped up within a matter of weeks if his 'crime' had consisted of the utter heinosity known as 'tax evasion/avoidance'.

So yes, we'd love to stop enabling this wanton theft of the fruits of our labor. Many have tried, and paid the price. I don't see any way out of this (and all related ailments currently affecting our dying republic) aside from full blown physical revolution. If you've got a better idea we're all eyes. :)


Tue, 07/19/2011 - 09:11 | 1469697 -Michelle-
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You can't not pay indefinitely, but you can adjust your withholding and not allow them to use your overpayment to float along each month.  It's something, at least.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 10:03 | 1469875 MachoMan
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Actually, you can...  there is a statute of limitations on the IRS' ability to collect back taxes...  had a client recently roll over the SOL...  got rid of 5 figures worth of alleged tax debts...

The issue is having someone else to float you while the time runs out...  e.g. a spouse...  because you can't take any salary or any money sufficient to require you to report...  nor can you provide services to the same threshold.  As long as your spouse files separately, then any refunds won't go to pay off your alleged debts.

Further, practically speaking, if you have no income for a couple years and no net assets, you'll probably be able to settle for a fraction of the amount alleged owed...  and get it behind you without waiting for the SOL to run.  The IRS' desire to settle offers in compromise is largely based upon your net assets...  if you have none, then they have no ability to collect on the debt and they know it.  As long as you're not up for criminal evasion, then you're probably good to go.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 01:53 | 1469304 roadlust
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If this invisable "redistribution" ever happens, wake me up.  I'll finally be able to fly my dad's stars and stripes again in front of the house.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:14 | 1468698 Pladizow
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Wynn has had this mindset, correctly, for some time.

Here is a video interview from 5/2010 -

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 07:09 | 1469455 Dburn
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Quarterly Conference calls are usually where CFOs and CEOs talk about the reality of last quarter. Rarely, if ever, has a CEO blamed performance on elected professionals. After-all if anyone should know about how little capital it takes to make laws and policy favorable to your company it should be Wynn.

Shareholders expect, in return for 100s of millions or more a large company CEO accumulates, that they as leaders of their organizations will be proactive and seize opportunity where no one thought there was any. Of course that's bullshit too.

At the very least, talking about jobs, an expense, on a CC call when the only thing people want to hear is how one plans to lower expenses and increase productivity tends to make Wynn look like a total asshole who blames others for what could be perceived as not being an exceptional Master of His Universe worth billions more than the blackjack dealers and others who bring in all his money.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:41 | 1468762 citrine
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There are no tyrants where there are no slaves.


Jose Rizal

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 23:33 | 1469052 chet
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Can anyone here tell me:

1)  One CONCRETE thing that Obama has done that is "anti-business"?

2)  Actual examples of him using the term "redistribution"?

I'm not asking about your personal opinions of the man, I'd like concrete examples.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 00:54 | 1469225 RockyRacoon
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Lotsa junks (none mine) but no replies.  I guess they are still scouring The Google for answers.  Might take a while.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 01:10 | 1469248 SilverRhino
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  • ObamaCare
  • The bailout of GM and the gutting of that company assets in favor of unions instead of following the law with respect to bankruptcies.

#2: Do your own research on that; one too many quotes to pick and choose from.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 10:27 | 1469989 DR
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Partly right-GM was also bailed out so broke banks didn't have to pay off credit protection.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 01:14 | 1469255 nobita
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Heh two people junk you without giving you a source. Ill give you an example thou, he overrode bankrupcy law in the Chrysler bankrupcy thereby screwing bondholders to benefit United Auto Workers, too lazy to find link but was written about here on zerohedge(where else? still the greatest site in internet history bitches!) back in the day. Thats when people who pay attention realized fully that the rule of law is dead, if they hadn't already.

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 07:50 | 1469500 francis_sawyer
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Can anyone here tell me:

1)  One CONCRETE thing that Obama has done that is "anti-business"?


he got elected

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 09:15 | 1469707 -Michelle-
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2)  Actual examples of him using the term "redistribution"?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:27 | 1468541 Alcoholic Nativ...
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"I believe in Las Vegas, I think its best days are ahead of it"


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:42 | 1468588 PuppetRepubl1c
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of course he said this, he has to feed the shareholders some treats or they will panic like they should!  


Who in their right mind thinks investing in high end hospitality is a good investment in an ongoing depression?  Those investors are fools, they should take their money out of WYNN and invest it in businesses that thrive in depressions (or just put it in gold)


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 22:26 | 1468899 Ying-Yang
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Tue, 07/19/2011 - 06:56 | 1469446 tgmur10
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:29 | 1468548 Heroic Couplet
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Didn't Wynn's casino go bankrupt this past year? and Barack Obama's reasponse is probably a yawn and "Steve Who?" if he notices at all. I remember when Steve spoke at some event or other and a Republican pal came in say "Oooh, Steve Wynn has the solution, yada yada yada." When I looked at Steve's transcript it was same old same old Neocon baloney.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:48 | 1468783 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Nobel Peace Prize, bitchez!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:30 | 1468550 Motorhead
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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, hehe.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:30 | 1468551 caerus
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Afraid?!  Of risk!?  Sounds like the ideal gambler.  Never trust a man who pokes a hole in a picasso.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:30 | 1468552 Mae Kadoodie
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:41 | 1468583 GetZeeGold
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I give you a solid 9 nine for that......had been preceded by a would have been a perfect 10.



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:49 | 1468610 caerus
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stuck the landing

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:56 | 1468633 buzzsaw99
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omg hahahahahaha

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:50 | 1468790 MayIMommaDogFac...
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+100 poker-chip

Well-fucking played!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:32 | 1468556 ads56
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This coming from a man who  buys 4 vases for $12.7 million dollars.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:27 | 1468600 GetZeeGold
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Please send me all your money....if I approve your purchase....I may send you some back to complete the transaction.

I'm guessing I won't be approving anything you want....and I'll be keeping your money.



Tue, 07/19/2011 - 11:53 | 1470473 vato poco
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that came from a man who spent *his own money* on vases. soetoro spends YOUR money on things like his 'superfly badass birfday bash the on default d-day' and 'time fo' anothuh GOLFin trip!' adventures.

i don't love wynn, or trust him much. but HE's created more jobs by himself in one medium-sized city than soetoro has in the whole damn country. tell you what, ace: lets do an experiment. I'LL put all MY money in wynn stock, and YOU put all YOUR money in FRN's. then let's leave 'em in a safe-deposit box for 5 years. at the end of the 5 years, whoever makes out best wins. care to take that bet? no? why not?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:32 | 1468557 BayAreaAlan
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Prediction: Wynn will be investigated for an obscure crime by the DOJ within 12 months. History rhymes with _Atlas Shrugged_, where the government can always find you guilty of something. Especially if you speak ill of them.

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