Tags: Obama | Vegas

Vegas Fumes Over Obama's Anti-tourism Rant

Monday, 24 Oct 2011 04:28 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LAS VEGAS  — President Barack Obama has a Sin City problem that won't go away.

Nevada state officials and residents alike are still fuming nearly two years after Obama discouraged corporations that received bailout money from holding lavish meetings in Las Vegas. Then last year, Obama said Americans saving for college shouldn't blow the cash in Sin City.

State officials and residents in this economically ravaged state perceived the comments as a rant against the tourism industry.

The friction has resurfaced as Obama counts on Nevada's support for re-election next year. He's to visit a Las Vegas neighborhood Monday as part of a nationwide tour to sell his jobs plan.

Former Nevada Gov. Bob List says Republicans plan to remind voters at every opportunity that Obama slammed the industry that employs most Nevadans.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Medicare May Cover End-of-Life 'Death Panel' Talks

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 10:56 AM

Five years after the political firestorm over 'death panels,' the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end- . . .

Militia Group Has Pool Party at US Embassy in Tripoli

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 10:02 AM

Members of a militia group in Libya posted a video of a pool party it had at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli.
 . . .

Returning Lawmakers Will Get Briefing on Ukraine, Islamic State

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 09:19 AM

Members of the House Armed Services Committee, returning after the five-week August recess, will get a classified briefi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved