President Obama Again Criticizes Trips to Las Vegas

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    open mouth insert foot chomp on it some swirl it around, spit and repeat .:lol:

    President Obama is catching heat from Nevada lawmakers and business leaders regarding his comments Tuesday criticizing trips to Las Vegas.

    During the president's town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, he discussed the need to curb spending during tough economic times. "When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

    The president's comments come nearly a year after he criticized companies that received federal money for taking corporate junkets to Las Vegas. "You can't go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on taxpayers' dime," he said at the time. Local business leaders say Nevada tourism suffered last year in part because companies canceled trips to Las Vegas in the wake of the president's comments.


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    President Obama Again Criticizes Trips to Las Vegas - Las Vegas Now
     
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    Nevada tourism was hurt last year because the economy was in the toilet, Vegas is a ghost town and it is not Obama's fault. And if the company had to recieve a bailout or lay off employees they probably shouldn't be going to Vegas either.
     
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    I cant imagine that he is likely to win reelection in Nevada in two years.

    It's really none of his business what people do with their own money.
     
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    It is if they took a government bailout.

    And blaming him for the bad economy in Vegas, is about the stupidiest thing I have read on this board in a long time.
     
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    Hmmmm, interesting, very interesting. How much is he asking for the budget?
     
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    I'm all for corporate responsibility. Especially those that accepted federal funding but this preaching just stinks to high hell of arrogant pedestal pulpit pounding. Is Mr. Obama using HIS own money for vacations and such? Should we not monitor all spending of our politicians? Is Mr. Obama willing to spill the beans in a bi partisan manner not only the corporations abusing federal money but the politicians? I would have much more respect if this were the case.
     
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    Is this really the time to be purchasing high speed rails because were trying to keep up with the Jones's...er, I mean China?
     
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    When our most highly intellectual President made a statement last year reflecting that corporations--shouldn't be using tax payer bail-outs to head to lavish vacation resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada--he did more damage to Las Vegas than he could have possibly imagined. Corporations who weren't part of any bail-outs immediately cancelled planned conventions--in order to keep corporate profile & not be the target of this President-which sent unemployment in this city soaring.

    Well he has done it again, only this time with mom & pop on the street. Sending a fervor of Las Vegas business people in shear outrage over his comments.

    This of course while Harry Reid has been in serious trouble in Nevada--Obama blasts Las Vegas again.

    Now I know some of you believe Barack Obama to be the smartest President we have ever had---:lol::lol: Being an American I think most of us know when we have enough money to head to Las Vegas--& don't need to be told by a President how to spend or save our money. Maybe Obamalongs--need a little assistance--but the rest of us don't.

    President Obama Again Criticizes Trips to Las Vegas - Las Vegas Now

    Maybe Obama should practice what he preaches--:cuckoo:

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    Now up to 12 Trillion.
     
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    This is even better in the SECOND thread about this tonight.

    Did you get your nightly talking points from the RNC?
     
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    Merged.

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