Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How Do You Explain This?

Democrats keep telling us how much the rest of the world hates us. Although any clear thinking individual would say "who cares?" I'm wondering how America hating democrats would explain this?

WASHINGTON -- The number of foreign visitors to the United States set a record in 2007 for the first time since before the September 11 attacks on the United States, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday.

Foreign visitor numbers totaled 56.7 million, surpassing the previous record of 51.2 million set in 2000, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said.

"At a time when our economy is sluggish in other parts, such as the housing market, it's great to have a bright spot like tourism that is adding growth and energy and employment to our economy," Gutierrez said.

Foreign visitors also spent a record $122.7 billion in the United States last year, a rise of more than 50 percent from a low set in 2003 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Gutierrez said.

The 56.7 million foreigners who visited the United States last year included 17.7 million from Canada, 15.1 million from Mexico and 23.9 million from overseas countries.

Visitor numbers from Italy, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, China, South Korea and Australia all set records in 2007, while tourism from Germany, France, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Central America and the Middle East showed strong growth.

Seems to me the only people who hate America are the democrats and terrorists.


Anonymous jane said...

I've never considered the falling dollar as bringing in money to this country. Welcome Visitors, the more the merrier. We can certainly use tourism money. I remember when I visited Europe in the 1990s the dollar was strong against European money and that meant I could get more for my money when I was there. Now it's time for our country to enjoy visitors. I feel better after reading this article. Thanks.

March 11, 2008 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

You got that right. The people from other countries must like it here or they would not bother to come to the United States. And yes, the democrats act like they do hate our country just as much as the terrorists. They keep talking about republicans using scare tactics, what do they think the democrats are doing. They are trying to make us feel like there's no tomorrow.

March 11, 2008 6:50 PM  
Anonymous ray said...

I like people to spend money here. Helps with out taxes.

March 17, 2008 7:58 AM  
Anonymous jl said...

More visitors, more money, keep them coming. According to the news reports we need more money here so this is the time to welcome all visitors.

March 18, 2008 6:53 PM  

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