Government Spending

Travel Promotion Act to Tax People Who Travel

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purple mountains majesty. that'll be $10, please

Next week, the Travel Promotion Act will likely come up for a vote in the Senate. The idea is to promote tourism in America. By creating a federal agency charged with promoting tourism in America, obviously. That agency will then use its magical agency power to create tens of thousands of jobs. Heck, hundreds for thousands!

"We have to make sure they have enough resources to do a good job. This is big-time stuff," Reid said. "It will bring about very quickly up to 50,000 new employees in the service sector, and up to 240,000 people in other aspects of the business world."

How will be act be funded? By a fee on international airline tickets, of course.

Yep, nothing says "Welcome to America!" and "Thank you, come again" like a $10 surcharge.