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Old 06-02-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Default Boycotts Taking Toll on Arizona

Here is an alert issued by a pro-Arizona law organization concerned about how the boycott is hurting Arizona:

"The loss of business is critical in a recession-battered state vitally dependent on visitor spending...

The backlash against Arizona couldn't come at a worse time, convention and business leaders say.

The state, which took in $18.5 billion in visitor spending in 2008, has seen its tourism industry struggle in the past couple of years as the U.S. economy sagged...

Officials were just starting to see signs of life when the backlash over the new immigration law began, said Debbie Johnson, CEO of the Arizona Tourism Alliance and the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association.

To date, dozens of cities and groups have announced boycotts. Arizona has lost at least 30 to 40 meetings and conventions, she said.

"We were surprised by (the boycotts)," Johnson said. "We didn't think it was going to be a tourism issue. This is a political issue."

http://standwitharizona.standwitharizona.org/3464/
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Here is an alert issued by a pro-Arizona law organization concerned about how the boycott is hurting Arizona:

"The loss of business is critical in a recession-battered state vitally dependent on visitor spending...

The backlash against Arizona couldn't come at a worse time, convention and business leaders say.

The state, which took in $18.5 billion in visitor spending in 2008, has seen its tourism industry struggle in the past couple of years as the U.S. economy sagged...

Officials were just starting to see signs of life when the backlash over the new immigration law began, said Debbie Johnson, CEO of the Arizona Tourism Alliance and the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association.

To date, dozens of cities and groups have announced boycotts. Arizona has lost at least 30 to 40 meetings and conventions, she said.

"We were surprised by (the boycotts)," Johnson said. "We didn't think it was going to be a tourism issue. This is a political issue."

http://standwitharizona.standwitharizona.org/3464/
Well let's just not have any immigrations laws then, shall we? That way we won't offend anyone and our tourism industry will be burgeoning. While were at it let's keep the vault doors open so that we don't offend any bank robbers. Let's keep our doors unlocked at night so we don't offend any would be thieves, rapists and murderers also. When we are overun with the world's poor who will be able to come here at will without enough jobs and resources for everyone we won't be able to afford to vacation anywhere and that will kill the tourist industry. Oh wait, we will be back to square one again!
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Where did they pull that number with? What a bogus article, the stupid thing hasn't even been signed yet and this Author thinks he can attach an amount to it? Come on. You can't forecast a number without some type of baseline. This guy pulled the number out of a dark place.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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Arizona is receiving new businesses as much as they are losing business over SB1070.

I agree, there is no solid numbers yet.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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Yup..the bodies are piling up. Starvation...people driving off cliffs like lemmings. I saw one dude eatin' a can o cat food from his Harley over at Rosie's Den. He couldn't go anywhere, because he had to sell the front wheel to buy the cat food.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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LMAO they should have just said it's in the billions. It must really suck to have illegal relatives here now. The furnace is on high, but they should have thought of that on the stampede over here.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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Here is an alert issued by a pro-Arizona law organization concerned about how the boycott is hurting Arizona:

"The loss of business is critical in a recession-battered state vitally dependent on visitor spending...

The backlash against Arizona couldn't come at a worse time, convention and business leaders say.

The state, which took in $18.5 billion in visitor spending in 2008, has seen its tourism industry struggle in the past couple of years as the U.S. economy sagged...

Officials were just starting to see signs of life when the backlash over the new immigration law began, said Debbie Johnson, CEO of the Arizona Tourism Alliance and the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association.

To date, dozens of cities and groups have announced boycotts. Arizona has lost at least 30 to 40 meetings and conventions, she said.

"We were surprised by (the boycotts)," Johnson said. "We didn't think it was going to be a tourism issue. This is a political issue."

http://standwitharizona.standwitharizona.org/3464/
no biggie
ppl here are hatin illegals bein here
more an more
time for them to go home
an make no fuss
i aint bein hurt by stupid cali boycot
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Here is one of the more ridiculous aspects of the boycott. C(r)ook County IL voted to impose a boycott of Arizona based companies. THE SAME DAY the Board approved a contract for red-light cameras to an Arizona firm. Granted, the cameras promise to bring in millions in increased revenue, but why enact a policy you aren't going to follow?
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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no biggie
ppl here are hatin illegals bein here
more an more
time for them to go home
an make no fuss
i aint bein hurt by stupid cali boycot
What? who is hating Illegals being here. More and More what. Illegals won't go home, with out them making a fuss, should not be illegals living in our Country period, and why would the california boycott hurt you. Should not boycott a State for doing the business at hand that our Federal Government should be doing, and should of been doing a long time ago. I resent my State for doing so, just shows what a bunch of morons, live here, but then again, i do know morons that live in other States as well.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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Well let's just not have any immigrations laws then, shall we? That way we won't offend anyone and our tourism industry will be burgeoning. While were at it let's keep the vault doors open so that we don't offend any bank robbers. Let's keep our doors unlocked at night so we don't offend any would be thieves, rapists and murderers also. When we are overun with the world's poor who will be able to come here at will without enough jobs and resources for everyone we won't be able to afford to vacation anywhere and that will kill the tourist industry. Oh wait, we will be back to square one again!
Haha! Awesome post
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