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Vegas casinos bring in about fifteen billion dollars and nearly forty million visitors.
Right here every single year the finest hotels restaurants and stores make this city a must place to visit.
But -- 2008 the economy took a nosedive.
And Las Vegas took a huge blow to the tune of about six billion dollars.
You are not going to be able to do about these big bonuses until you pay taxpayers back.
You can't get corporate jets.
You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas.
Ford -- out of the Super Bowl on the taxpayers' back.
Joining Frank Caliendo and AM Las Vegas are the governor of Nevada Jim Gibbons and mr.
Okay -- Okay.
Swing when people think of Las Vegas they think of Wayne Newton you have been entertaining in this city for many many years when the president made comments about.
Don't go to Vegas.
Did you take that little personally.
Of course it took it personal I think that it was the most irresponsible.
Thing I have ever heard a president of the United States saying didn't.
Yeah I -- him and I really feel about it.
-- -- -- Governor you saw the revenues of the state did -- have -- impact in and it's so to what level.
Like there's no doubt that the people of Las Vegas the city of Las Vegas were severely hurt by the president's remarks.
Convention's business meetings -- that were canceled.
Because of his remarks a hundred million dollars was lost by that community at that remark.
People lost their jobs.
This city took a real blow when -- president made that remark he was wrong -- And then he said it again and I don't understand why he keeps picking on Las Vegas the -- -- there -- certainly.
He was an excellent sentenced wolf -- case.
That he had been decided to come here and good to fund -- here.
Didn't take our money that he can't come here and let people spend what -- declare.
I don't have a job -- -- best of us.
And what I was talking to -- to mr.
adults and one of the questions I asked him was how he had seen Las Vegas change over the years.
You've spent a lot of your career here what are the changes that you have seen and terms of a positive changes.
And why should people across the country saying you know maybe that would be a great destination.
Pars I think it one thanking -- here at the age of fifteen.
We had a population of the night 80000 people.
We now have to have million people.
Who lived and survived and bring their families out and support the city and state.
In this changed.
A lot in terms of conglomerates coming in terms of.
Publicly held companies becoming involved in Las Vegas and of course the new expansion.
Of this city -- is a perfect example of that.
-- what is the what is the -- -- to make this.
This entire region to to specifically Las Vegas once again -- notwithstanding some more comments from the president.
Wolf we do away with the president even coming or talking about was there.
First here we need to get the word out that Las Vegas is a great city to come to play to live to raise a family.
This is a community like no other.
We need more tourists we need to build the economy back up.
And the only way we're gonna do that is just spread the word about the great people like Wayne Newton.
And and frank here to make -- Las Vegas both fun and a great place to live.
Few are from someone you might have brought with you.
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Look over here now pretend -- -- never saw it.
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