11.01.2007

Tourists Penalizing 'Unfriendly' America

Not only does it cost a tremendous amount of money to chase down, jail and deport undocumented workers, but the nation also loses out on their productivity and spending. And there's the cost of litigation and judgements against anti-immigrant towns.

What about tourism to the U.S.? Is there are impact as a result of rising immigrant/foreigner hostility?

Discovery America has crunched the numbers and the economic impact to the U.S. is huge.

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has experienced a 17 percent decline in overseas travel, costing America 94 billion dollars in lost visitor spending, nearly 200,000 jobs and 16 billion dollars in lost tax revenue.

Dumb! Dumb! Dumb!

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