Las Vegas set a new tourism record last year? It looks like Harry Reid is the winner in the great Vegas showdown of 2010, when he butted heads briefly with President Obama over what Americans should do with their money.

“When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” Obama told America in 2010. “You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.” Reid had a fit, saying the president “needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn’t be spending their money.” Two years later, not even a terrorist attack could keep the president away from the city.

… And we look forward to seeing that budget. It’s time to tighten that belt.

  • susan schneider

    Reid is the reason we need TERM LIMITS

  • susan schneider

    Reid is the reason we need TERM LIMITS

  • Bruce Newman

    Look, I hate Reid as much or more than others, but LVCVA’s budget comes form Vegas visitors, not the feds.

    • Kim_S

      Perhaps the budget response is referring to the senate budget?

    • TocksNedlog

      And WHO said it comes from the Feds?

  • TocksNedlog

    “Oh yeah, and if they want to see that other thing, the whatsit — yeah, the Grand Canyon — it’s right down the road.”

  • TocksNedlog

    Is anyone still ‘wondering how’ Reid accumulated his fortune?