This is a goddamn joke. Working on tourism and PR right now is like repainting a house while the walls are falling apart. You know what brings people into the US? Not being a bunch of xenophobic a-holes.
This would be a waste of taxpayer dollars given the other racist and hateful policies of this administration. We will not attract more tourism while taking an otherwise isolationist stance on most other issues.
The current administration wants to defund many valuable human and environmental initiatives. And extra funds should go for more concrete needs. To support something like this is a slap in the face to those needing Meals on Wheels, SNAP benefits, etc.
I have no nay or yea, since we as a whole nation haven't been active since 2001 many states and private entities still continue to participate. Some cities have even petitioned to be host. If it's a financial win I'm in. If it's a gamble I'm out I don't gamble unless it's a sure win.
While I'm generally in favor of rejoining the body, the idea of promoting tourism right now may ring a bit hollow. Let's perhaps work out who we are as a country regarding immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers before we try to enjoin anyone to come visit to attend our expo. We might end up being embarrassed once again as we were for the recent African Economic Development Forum during which no actual Africans were allowed in to attend, since no visas were issued for them to enter the US. To attend the conference we hosted. For them, allegedly.
We shouldn't be spending millions on frivolous expenditures when we have Americans starving and living under bridges. Showcase new gadgets or build homeless shelters, schools, and food banks. Not a difficult decision. It's time for our representatives to get their priorities in order.
This administration is nothing short of violent in its hatred of people of color, hatred of truth and science, and hatred of art. To say that Meals on Wheels doesn't work – whatever that is supposed to mean – and then ask for money to advertise reminds me of evil corporations who cover up their profits made killing people and then create beautiful advertisement blitzes that are so touching they make the average person cry. Kill 'em and advertise your virtues? No thanks.
Putting more funds into tourism would do no good since less and less people are choosing to visit the United States. More funds need to be allocated to help those living in our country. There is no point to bring in more tourism if that money goes to the upper-class instead of toward programs to promote the welfare our citizens.
As others have likely said, we are in no place to show the world how great we are, when the current administration does everything it can to diminish the greatness while promoting hatred and demonizing thr down trodden... how this rep from MN thinks this is a good idea right now is beyond me. We can't afford this if Flint can't be helped.
Force rump to pay US taxpayers back with interest and keep paying for the following: 1) Rent charged secret service at mar a LEGO for golf and evil foreign dealings 2) secret service and their expenses for rump Family vacations, with or without the whole damn family 3) you built rump a fucking helicopter pad at no charge , Nope pay up! 4) Russian Trips to fuck us over even more 5) Jared, Ivanka, Jr, etc. using Air Force 1 for trips to other places to fuck us over even more 6) Fuel for mar a LEGO, for vacations, for NY to plead with his wife to come to DC, etc. 7) with a surcharge for the fuel destroying our environment in it's extraction and burning it! 7) secret service and their expenses for rump family reunion vacations 8) Tower Floor Rent charged for security of IT'S wife and the spawn of Satan - baron, (what a stupid retarded name for a retarded incestual rapist family! Force rump to pay backdated everything and then current charges from now on and we can fund meals on wheels, expand the Affordable Care Act healthcare to include facial surgery like septoplasty to breathe from one's nose again AND INCLUDE birth control, social security (SS is not going broke. That's a lie (brought to you by the Repugnitards) birth control (We need LESS KIDS BORN, not more brats running and screaming thru the stores. Overpopulation is a detriment to the environment, like a plague of locusts. and expanded Affordable Care Act healthcare,