In the tradition of John Galt, Steve Wynn has been an outspoken business leader and a refreshing contrast to other business people who are snuggling in to the federal government to gain special favors (i.e. GE’s Immelt). I named Mr. Wynn a True American Hero nearly a year ago and have not been disappointed in his pro-capitalist stance. Steve Wynn unloaded on the boy-president during a recent company conference call. Here are some of his thoughts,
“what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up.”
“this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime. And I can prove it and I could spend the next 3 hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right. A President that seems, that keeps using that word redistribution.”
“those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President. And a lot of people don’t want to say that. They’ll say, God, don’t be attacking Obama.”
“this is Obama’s deal and it’s Obama that’s responsible for this fear in America.”
“The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest, their holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists.”
“I’m telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs.”
Of course what I think Mr. Wynn means by “steps up” is for Obama to actually get his hands dirty to get the job done and cut the uncertainty in the marketplace rather than complain from the sideline as he is prone to do.
Here are some of my thoughts.
- Step away from the microphone Mr. President.
- Stop lying Mr. President.
- Stop playing on our fears Mr. President.
- Give us a budget proposal Mr. President.
- Stop the outrageous spending Mr. President.
- Stop the juggernaut of new government regulations.
- Drill here, drill now Mr. President.
- Repeal Obamacare or stop issuing waivers to your friends and unions.
- It’s been nearly two years since you signed a budget Mr. President.
- Stop campaigning Mr. President.
- Stop golfing Mr. President.
- Stop vacationing Mr. President.
- Stop partying Mr. President.
- Be “presidential” for a change!