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.