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US Political Turmoil May Be Killing a Major American Industry

And the trouble comes in twos.

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The dysfunction of Washington DC has long been a major component of the stress of Americans, but with the world peering tepidly in our direction as of late, we’re experiencing a doubly-despicable economic whammy.

This financial flummox comes to us from the world of tourism; specifically tourism inside the United States.

The number of overseas visitors to the US is falling, with a 5.4 per cent drop in March compared to the same time last year.

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It represents the worst showing since 2015, prompting fears among the country’s tourism chiefs that the US will lose out to rival destinations this year.

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Tourism also fell in February, albeit by a more modest 0.2 per cent, figures released by the US Travel Association revealed.

These figures are surely alarming enough, but there’s a hidden multiplier in this equation:  Their spending habits abroad.

When we host visitors from outside of America, they don’t often bring all of their meals with them.  Nor do they bring their cars or the gasoline for them.  All of these items will be rented, borrowed, purchased, or thrown on a credit card while here in America.

From American businesses.

This isn’t just about losing the corporate dollars, either.  The hotels and airlines will survive on interstate travel alone.  What is worrisome is how this will affect small and medium sized businesses.

When you visit a new city, you’re not likely to eat too many meals at Wendy’s or Burger King.  You’re going to seek out the most unique, highest quality meal that you can.  It isn’t likely to come from a megalithic fast food chain, rather, it will be prepared by someone who lives and loves and works in the place that you’re visiting.

This loss of tourism dollars disproportionally affects small businesses in this way, and that is something that Americans simply should not abide by.

 

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New Women’s March Board Member Gets Kicked To The Curb After Two Days On The Job Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

This lady is deplorable.

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There seems to be something about the Women’s March that’s a beacon for individuals who just love to hate Jews and Israel. In fact, the group’s latest board member was only on the job two days before being booted after anti-Semitic tweets were discovered on her Twitter profile. Hmmm. Really does make you wonder. Why do these kind of people gravitate toward this group? via TheBlaze: On Monday, The Washington Post reported that inaugural co-chairs Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour had stepped down from their positions at the organization, noting that the trio had “been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism, infighting and financial mismanagement.” Conservative news outlets were quick to point out that many in the 17-member board replacing the former leaders were no better, and exposed an array of anti-Semitic tweets and messages expressing support for black nationalist Louis Farrakhan. One of the new board members was Zahra Billoo, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Washington Examiner reported that Billoo’s Twitter feed was “filled with anti-Zionist tweets, which the Anti-Defamation League has deemed ‘anti-Semitic.'” On Wednesday, Billoo revealed that she had been voted off the board of the Women’s March, following “an Islamophobic smear campaign.” She went on to slam the organization for letting her go, saying “it has effectively said, we will work on some women’s rights at the expense of others.” So wait a minute. Is she really going to play the victim card here? It certainly seems that’s what she’s doing. It’s kind of hard to garner any sort of sympathy for a person trying to claim they are the victim of some sort of hate and racism, when they themselves have been engaged in heinous acts of hatred themselves. Billoo wasn’t removed because she’s a Muslim. She was removed…

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New Video Shows Beto O’Rourke Moving Toward Openness Of Snatching ALL Semi-Automatic Firearms

Yeah, that’s a no from me, Beto.

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Not too long ago, failing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke stated, in no uncertain terms, that he was all about openly confiscating citizens’ AR-15 rifles, despite the fact that owning such a weapon is protected under the Second Amendment. Because why allow a pesky little thing like constitutional rights get in the way of desperately trying to pull ahead in the political polls right? Well, a new video is out on the Internet that seems to suggest that Beto himself is open to grabbing up all semi-automatic firearms. Evan Todd, a survivor of the Columbine shooting, confronted O’Rourke in Aurora, after arriving an hour late to the event. Todd is actually a supporter of the Second Amendment, despite having been shot and wounded at the tragedy in Columbine, and wanted to know just how far O’Rourke was willing to go on gun policies. Here’s more from The Daily Wire: “I understand that you want to implement a mandatory buyback for AR-15s and AK-47s. None of my classmates were murdered with those weapons, 50% of mass murders don’t happen with those weapons.” “Don’t you think it’s time to get rid of all semi-auto firearms?” Todd asked. O’Rourke, who at one point said that if he was elected that he would be removing firearms from people’s “homes,” responded by saying that he wanted input from Todd about what types of weapons he thinks should be banned. Several minutes later, after the event ended and O’Rourke moved inside to answer questions from reporters, a reporter asked O’Rourke if he would be open to adding “additional classes” of firearms to his ban and confiscation plan. “Yeah, I want to listen to him,” O’Rourke responded. “If there’s a way to improve what we have proposed, I want to make sure that we are reflecting that.”…

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