By Tom Quiner
Las Vegas casino mogul, Steve Wynn, is bailing on Barack Obama:
“I’m afraid of the president. I have no idea what goofy idea, what crazy, anti-business program this administration will come up. I have no idea. And I have to tell you … that every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks.”
Mr. Wynn is a Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in the last election cycle. He is upset at the way the president is demonizing our top producers:
“The president is trying to put himself between me and my employees. By class warfare, by deprecating and calling a group that makes money ‘billionaires and millionaires who don’t pay their share.’ I gave 120 percent of my salary and bonus away last year to charities, as I do most years.”
Mr. Wynn’s investment and real estate development in Las Vegas have created a quarter of a million jobs. That’s why the president’s sneering derision toward our nation’s top producers so rankles Mr. Wynn:
“I can’t stand the idea of being demagogued, that is, put down by a president who has never created any jobs and who doesn’t even understand how the economy works.”
I suspect Barack Obama should not count on a campaign donation from Steve Wynn any time soon.