Commentary | Steve Wynn, Vegas tycoon, has gone on record in the past sowing vague fears about Obama’s alleged penchant for socialism and dislike for business, making statements indicating that business owners are not privy to what Obama “might” do if re-elected that could possibly harm their businesses.
Steve Wynn has always referred to himself as a “job creator,” downplaying the times he was a “job destroyer” in years even when turning a massive profit. And, ahead of the election, Wynn has joined the Greek chorus of supposedly terrified CEOs threatening workers and customers with dire circumstances should President Obama be re-elected.
(Which is always a tactic good sportsman use, threats and intimidation. Class it up, Steve!)
Despite having a profitable several years in Vegas under Obama’s allegedly socialist reign, Wynn still feels the need to coerce frightened casino workers into voting for a candidate that will ensure any gains made in areas like employee medical coverage through ACTA will be erased, ostensibly reasoning that people would rather have bad jobs than no jobs at all.
In an interview with Vegas journalist Jon Ralston, Wynn whined:
“I’m afraid of the president. I have no idea what goofy idea, what crazy, anti-business program this administration will come up with … Every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks.”
It’s probably no surprise that Steve Wynn is as impressed with Mitt Romney as he is disenchanted with Barack Obama, and the business magnate gushed:
“He is absolutely going to be a fabulous president … He’s never been unsuccessful in anything he tried.”
While Obama detractors like Steve Wynn often point to bogeyman policies they believe Obama will use to kill their businesses, few ever cite specifics when complaining that they have to hoard profits and cut back on labor costs.
Do you think billionaires like Steve Wynn should stop complaining and pay their taxes like Americans?