HIT ‘EM WHERE IT HURTS!

July 26, 2912  By Jack Jodell

In the wake of the Extreme Court‘s disastrously ridiculous Citizens United ruling, which effectively negated all limits on political donations by corporations or their wealthy owners, we have seen an ever-increasing flood of donations by these groups. Most of this money has funneled its way into the reactionary Republican Party’s coffers, either through secretive anonymous donations to shadowy political action committees (PACs) like American Crossriads and Club for Growth,  to name just two, or openly, by brazenly outspoken members of the wealthiest 1% who feel threatened by virtually any policy which may end up costing them any money at all. Today, I will focus on two of these misguided and selfish wealthy uber-conservatives. I also urge you to “hit ‘em where it hurts” and I will explain that at the end.

SHELDON (“Why is it fair that I should be paying a higher percentage of taxes than anybody else?”) ADELSON just doesn’t get it. This snobbish and arrogant member of the rich elite (estimated net worth = $24.9 BILLION) has promised to spend an “unlimited” amount of money to evict the President from the White House and restore control of the Executive Branch to the Republicans. Originally a Massachusetts-born Democrat, he became disenchanted with them by their support of labor unions as he himself grew increasingly wealthier. He and his wife have begun donating millions both to Republican presidential and congressional candidates alike. His beneficiaries have included such rich and far-right notables as Nut Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Carly Fiorina, and Sharron Angle. This piggish billionaire owns the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the Venetian Resort and Hotel casino, and the overseas operations Venetian Macao and Manila Bay Sands. “What scares me,” Adelson has said, “is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we’ve been experiencing for almost 4 years.” In the first place, that is presposterous because a “socialist-style economy” has NOT been instituted in this country. Furthermore, his jump from Democrats to his blatant financial support for far-right Republicans is evidence of how deluded and mentally unstable this ogre has become.

STEVE WYNN is another prominent wealthy casino owner (estimated net worth = $2.5 BILLION) who was formerly a Democrat but has now been giving MILLIONS to that detestable Karl Rove‘s equally detestable far-right Super PAC American Crossroads. He is the CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited, which owns and operates the following casinos and hotels: Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Bellagio, Wynn, Encore, and, in Mississippi,  Beau Rivage.  Wynn recently lamented on Fox “News”, that  “… What is ostensibly the base of the Democratic Party is taking the worst hit in  history because of these unbelievably uninformed policies of this president and his colleagues, who have fostered this ridiculous class  warfare…” Ummm, excuse me, Mr. Wynn, but it has not been the Democrats raising “ridiculous class warfare” notions: these notions have been TRUE. They have manifested themselves time and again in regressive Republican economic policies, from the outsourcing of American jobs to busting unions to “trickle down economics” (which never trickled down, by the way) to Bush’s ridiculous tax cuts for the rich, ad nauseum, So, Mr. Wynn, your worries about the future of the country under Democratic or progressive hands are totally unfounded, Your donating of millions to Karl Rove was evidence of how severely deluded you have become.  It is truly regrettable.

Both of these men, in their selfish paranoia, have charted courses which are definite assaults on the very people whom they need for support: the lower 99% MAJORITY of the income scale, who change the bedding in their hotels; who work in and gamble at their casinos. Consequently, I am calling for an all-out BOYCOTT OF ALL HOTELS AND CASINOS OWNED BY SHELDON ADELSON OR STEVE WYNN! These men need to be taught a lesson for having engaged in an assault on the American worker by supporting far-right, anti-worker candidates. Their throwing money around like it is only paper, and their blatant disregard for the needs of the MAJORITY 99% can no longer be condoned. Though a boycott of this type may prove costly short-term for hotel and casino employees, in the long run all will benefit. Perhaps if we nail these billionaires and hit ‘em where it hurts – in their pocketbooks, they will eventually come to their senses and stop this insane showering of un-American, far-right candidates with money!  

About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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8 Responses to HIT ‘EM WHERE IT HURTS!

  1. Manifesto Joe says:

    Wad-heads like these are not merely in the 1% group. It’s more like .0001%, or less. Casinos make money by fleecing the vast majority of people dumb enough to walk into them, but a few dumb lucky schmucks win big, so that keeps ‘em coming back for more fleecing. And, that has become the story of U.S. capitalism. For every Adelson or Wynn, there are millions of people surviving by shopping in dollar stores. The problem is that people like Adelson and Wynn have not only millions, but billions, and can buy influence with it. People are going to have to ignore mischosen epithets like “socialism” and just start whacking the juevos off of pigs like that — figuratively speaking, of course. Mustn’t get the FBI on my ass.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Manifesto Joe,
      Brilliantly stated, and I fully agree with you! These pigs are major disappointments and traitors to all American working people.

  2. Jack, I left a comment on this post. Did you delete it?

    • jackjodell53 says:

      S.W.,
      No, and I didn’t see it – maybe there was some kind of glitch where it didn’t take for some reason? Could you resend? Sorry for the trouble.

  3. To summarize, I’m with you in sentiment but think Adelson and Wynn have so much money banked, invested and, in Adelson’s case, coming in from abroad that a boycott of their Vegas casinos would be an annoyance at most.

    I really think having all the money they’re pouring into the election get them nowhere would be better comeuppance. If the voting public would make a statement with votes against Adelson- and Wynn-backed candidates, and keep doing that through a few election cycles, I think they might quit trying to buy elections and politicians. They didn’t get rich by throwing good money after bad. If they realize buying pols and paying for attack ads against those pols’ opponents backfires nearly every time, why keep doing it?

  4. Brian says:

    Wynn Employee Voter Guide Pressures Workers To Vote Right. So how do we get this going?

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