If Wynn wants to help economy, he should lower prices

To the editor:

Lately we see a lot of Steve Wynn in the Review-Journal and on television. He is telling anyone who will listen that he has a cure for our financial troubles. He says the president is doing the wrong thing; that none of his stimulus and fixes will work. Steve Wynn wants the president to back more tax cuts; he says this will spur the economy.

This is the weirdest recession in my lifetime. The worse the economy gets, the higher the prices. Airlines, new cars, home improvement, grocery, drug stores, everywhere. If business is so bad, why is everyone charging more?

I have a proposal for Mr. Wynn that will improve the local economy and his business. Mr. Wynn should practice what he preaches: Let’s have a price cut at The Wynn and Encore.

All the drinks half price, lower the room rates to $99, give free drinks at the casino bars when you play the poker machines. Put a 2-for-1 buffet coupon in the Review-Journal until the end of the year — and the paper should give him a reduced price for the ad.

What happened to the old theory about supply and demand? If there is less demand for your goods and services, lower your prices. This should spur the economy, making it better for Steve Wynn and all of us.

cary de grosa


Flu shots

To the editor:

I am appalled to have seen three articles touting the FluMist vaccine without one word about those who should not have it.

These include people who have had GBS, diabetics, and asthmatics, (especially those who are taking corticosteroids). It also includes anyone who has had a bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, HIV infection or Lupus, and anyone who is a caregiver or has close contact on a regular basis with such people.

Linda McCleary


Train wreck

To the editor:

After reading that Steve Wynn and other well to do “Republicans In Name Only” are supporting Harry Reid for re-election it forces me to come to the following conclusion. There is only one sane person left in Las Vegas with any standing who demonstrates he is more concerned with the welfare of the state and the country — and he is Sherman Frederick, publisher of the Review-Journal,

Whether he had a friendship or not with Sen. Reid, Mr. Frederick has put that aside and in my opinion exhibited more common sense then those who are supposed to be business smart and ahead of the curve.

Can you imagine? Sen. Reid has been instrumental in carrying out President Obama policies, which are leading the country into bankruptcy/ Yet he receives the support of notable Republicans? Would it be fair to ask why? Is this solely based on friendship or do they think they will not have seats on the train wreck this country is headed for?

If so they better get flak jackets and watch out for that bus.

Louis Frederick


Still heroes

To the editor:

In response to John L. Smith’s Oct. 21 column, “Police should take their own advice: Speed kills, seat belts save lives”:

Most of the time Mr. Smith and I agree about issues at Metro. This time, however, he could not be more wrong.

Mr. Smith wrote that neither officer James Manor nor officer Milburn Beitel died heroic deaths. Nothing could be further from the truth. Each day those two officers went to work and put on the uniform, vest and gun. They were heroes. These two brave young officers gave their lives in service to this community. This makes them heroes.

It is true that they did not give their lives in a big gun fight or while attempting to rescue someone from a burning building. But they gave their lives doing the everyday work of being a police officer — and that makes them a heroes.

Mr. Smith should remember that it is not how someone dies that’s makes him a hero, but rather how they lived their lives. Both Mr. Manor and Mr. Beitel lived and died as heroes.

Chris Collinns



Speeding cops

To the editor:

Local police officers now might have to look at things a little differently given the past two fatal accidents involving Metro. I mean that when a citizen is pulled over for speeding, officers should not lecture us on how dangerous it is to speed and give us their righteous attitudes. First, instill this lesson within your department. Then once you all have learned not to speed and to wear your seat belts, you may tell us how dangerous our speeding is.

I do feel bad for the officer who lost his life and also for the officer who was the passenger. It is terrible what has happened to them. But let us stop memorializing people who display bad judgment. It is the wrong message that we are sending to the community.

Jake McQuire


Don’t blame Harry

To the editor:

In regard to Wednesday’s editorial on Sen. Harry Reid, Vice President Joe Biden and the stimulus, I for one am getting a little tired of the constant barrage of attacks by this newspaper against the majority leader of the U.S. Senate. It seems that no matter what our state’s senior senator does, this publication finds something to complain about.

With the Dow at 10,000, confidence is returning to the market as the stimulus starts to get results. In a recession, jobs are always the last to come. But they are coming. The last time the unemployment rate was this high was the first years of the Reagan administration.

After eight years of the disastrous Bush administration, Nevadans are lucky to have Sen. Reid represent them in the halls of Congress. He has no illusions that the road to recovery is going to be easy or short. However, he is taking the difficult steps necessary to turn the economy around.

I find it unfortunate that the Review-Journal refuses to acknowledge this, instead spending its time rooting for a bad economy.

Ron Nelsen


Hate crimes

To the editor:

I’m confused. What, exactly, is a “hate” crime (“Listing of hate crimes grows,” Friday Review-Journal)? Obviously I don’t like the person if I kill them or rape them, or beat them up, or steal their car, or whatever dastardly act I choose to engage in. I don’t think “hate” enters the equation. They probably have something I want and if I have to kill, maim or steal to get it, so be it. What does hate have to do with it? Envy or jealousy maybe, but hate?

Do members of Congress actually believe they can “divine” what I’m thinking at any given time, especially when I might be committing a crime? Or voting? How arrogant and stupid.

Didn’t the “global warming hoaxer,” Al Gore, his handlers and lawyers try that “divinity” theory with their fraudulent recounts during the 2000 presidential election in Florida? As I recall, they weren’t too successful “divining” what people were thinking there, either.

Mike Niederberger


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