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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:34 PM
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Remember when you hear the media say $X millions were lost in tourst spending due to
the hurricannes on the east coast and Gulf coast that that is how many millions people got to keep for themselves.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:38 PM
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1. Could you put that in the form of a sentence in the English language?
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:39 PM
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2. The people who would have spent that money got to keep it instead.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:46 PM
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3. Cold comfort for the tourism industry
which is - last time I looked - a respectable enterprise like any other. Besides, who's to say that people didn't make alternative vacation plans? I certainly wouldn't sit at home, and I didn't in 1984, when a hurricane chased me from Myrtle Beach, SC, and my wife & I headed for Panama City Beach, FL, instead.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:57 PM
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5. I thought the whole idea of recovery was to get the economy going
again instead of holding on to the money. If they had enough money for the vacation what is wrong with spending it for that purpose? Not only do they get their vacation but the workers providing the vacation now have money to spend and the store they spend it in has money to spend again so they do not have to go out of business. The entire economy works that way.

Now if they do not have money to spare for a vacation then it is a whole different story. However, that is not the gulf or the east coast tourism businesses fault.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:50 PM
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4. Couple of things wrong with that
First it assumes that those who chose not to vacation on the Gulf or east coast simply stayed home instead. It's more likely that they simply chose a different destination, perhaps even outside the US. Secondly, the tourism industries in those states are also made up of people, people who will lose their jobs due to the decrease in tourism.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:57 PM
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6. That makes no sense
are you not drinking with someone again?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:04 PM
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7. I'm drinking with someone.
OK, it's caffeine free Pepsi, and I'm drinking with my dog, but still.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:05 PM
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8. Skoal!
:toast:

:beer:
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:42 PM
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9. Just saying those people were able to keep their money. That's a good thing.
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