When times are tough, you tighten your belts. 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.
Wow...just wow. You would have thought he'd have learned from the fallout of his last careless comment.
We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Foreclosures are through the roof. Our education budget is in the toilet...tonight's news reported that some of the colleges and universities may have to actually close, already some have capped enrollment.
Yes, Mr. President, people do need to think before spending, especially in times like this. However, you seriously need to back off Las Vegas!
The President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money. ~Senator Reid
Las Vegas is suffering through one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, and we cannot afford for the President to bring us down any further. ~ Senator Ensign
And on a more personal note:
Tourism is the number one economic stimulus for Southern Nevada and for many cities and states across the country. While we appreciate Las Vegas is top of mind for the President, we would ask that he offer words of encouragement instead of criticism. ~Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority President & CEO Rossi Ralenkotter