Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 | Author:

Understandably, not as many foreigners have been coming to visit the USA since 9/11. Obviously, this is something the government must address, so meet S1023 the Travel Promotion Act of 2009. This bill would, among other things, “establish a non-profit corporation to better communicate U.S. entry policies to international travelers and promote leisure, business, and scholarly travel to the United States. The legislation would also create an Office of Travel Promotion within the Department of Commerce to coordinate with the corporation.

And how will all these new government jobs be funded? The government (meaning our tax dollars) will cover two thirds, and there will be “agreed assessments” on the travel industry.

But the honey that will draw all these foreigners to our shores? The Department of Homeland Security will be required to collect a “$10 ESTA fee from foreign travelers.” Who could resist such a deal?

And these are the same people that are taking over our banks and car companies. Be afraid, America. Be very afraid.

Category: govt. economics
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