Obama's Vegas bashing bears fruit

Obama's sustained assault on Las Vegas--formerly the economic engine of Nevada--is bearing fruit. Obama has announced, more than once, that we should eschew the pleasures of a vacation or business conference in Sin City; so, we Americans are hunkered-down at home, awaiting the redistribution of our wealth via taxation instead of by a roll of the dice.As a result, the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, a five-star resort, will cease operations in May according to CNNMoney.Com.   "It's nothing the hotel did. It's a simple lack of business and a decline in the tourism industry," said Ritz-Carlton spokeswoman Vivian Deuschl.

The hotel opened seven years ago and has played host to an array of celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Celine Dion and the late pop icon Michael Jackson....

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas property employs some 350 people, Deuschl said, some of whom may be relocated to other Ritz-Carlton properties or other Las Vegas hotels.

Why the need to shutter the resort?

"The whole demonization of luxury meetings and companies' pulling back on having their high-end meetings in luxury hotels -- this has had a tremendous impact on Las Vegas," Deuschl said. "I can't think of another destination that has had to defend itself more against comments from politicians [emphasis added]."

Any particular politician's comments come to mind?

That's another 350 jobs destroyed, not created or saved. If we peg the cost of the current "Jobs Stimulus Bill" at $750,000,000,000.00, and accept the fraudulent position that the law has created or saved 2,000,000 jobs to date ($375,000.00 per job), then it should cost us a mere $131,250,000.00 to replace the jobs lost at the Ritz in Las Vegas. That's IF the stimulus even worked.

Oh, and one other job is endangered....right, Harry?


John Peeples


Obama's sustained assault on Las Vegas--formerly the economic engine of Nevada--is bearing fruit. Obama has announced, more than once, that we should eschew the pleasures of a vacation or business conference in Sin City; so, we Americans are hunkered-down at home, awaiting the redistribution of our wealth via taxation instead of by a roll of the dice.

As a result, the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, a five-star resort, will cease operations in May according to CNNMoney.Com.   "It's nothing the hotel did. It's a simple lack of business and a decline in the tourism industry," said Ritz-Carlton spokeswoman Vivian Deuschl.

The hotel opened seven years ago and has played host to an array of celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Celine Dion and the late pop icon Michael Jackson....

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas property employs some 350 people, Deuschl said, some of whom may be relocated to other Ritz-Carlton properties or other Las Vegas hotels.

Why the need to shutter the resort?

"The whole demonization of luxury meetings and companies' pulling back on having their high-end meetings in luxury hotels -- this has had a tremendous impact on Las Vegas," Deuschl said. "I can't think of another destination that has had to defend itself more against comments from politicians [emphasis added]."

Any particular politician's comments come to mind?

That's another 350 jobs destroyed, not created or saved. If we peg the cost of the current "Jobs Stimulus Bill" at $750,000,000,000.00, and accept the fraudulent position that the law has created or saved 2,000,000 jobs to date ($375,000.00 per job), then it should cost us a mere $131,250,000.00 to replace the jobs lost at the Ritz in Las Vegas. That's IF the stimulus even worked.

Oh, and one other job is endangered....right, Harry?


John Peeples


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