Skip to comments.President Obama Heads to Disney World to Talk Tourism Jobs (WOW! Obama's big jobs plan. /sarc)
Posted on 01/19/2012 4:49:11 AM PST by tobyhill
Standing in front of Cindarella Castle at Walt Disney World this afternoon, President Obama will call for a national strategy to make the United States the worlds No. 1 travel and tourism destination.
It may be a small world, but tourism is big bucks. International tourists spent an estimated $140 billion in the U.S. last year. (Full disclosure: Disney is the parent company of ABC News.)
Whether they come here to Disney World to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse or elsewhere tourists from emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil are their own mini stimulus packages dropping up to $6,000 per tourist.
But for the past decade theyve been increasingly spending that money elsewhere, as the U.S. share of global tourism plummeted from 17 percent to 11 percent. This is largely because of post-9/11 security proecedures that have made getting a visa an ardous ordeal. One Brazilian tourist we met at Disney World told us it took her three months to get an appointment to apply for her tourist visa.
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But corporations should not hold events in Las Vegas.
President Fraud speaks with forked tongue.
I’m sure all those winter snowbirds are happy about their Disney vacations being interrupted.
Well he is making America into a Turd world destination.
Pray for America
Whats new? He’s been in Fantasyland since 2008. Now just literally.
Com on kids! Let’s sing about the fake president:
It’s a small mind after all. It’s a small mind after all....
Presidential candidate Obama only won Florida in the general election due to the swing vote in the I-4 corridor between Tampa-Orlando-Daytona.
Without securing this swing vote again, Obama has 0% chance to win Florida against any immigration-friendly Republican candidate.
This is a campaigning tour being put on the taxpayers’ credit cards.
Only folks who can afford to take their family to the rodent capital are foreigners.
Tourism...Isn’t that Greece’s big industry? Great model to follow.
I bet while he is there Zero doesn’t even have the cajones to confront Micky as being the impostor.
2008 Presidential General Election Data - Florida County by County Swing Map.
Swing is the change in D-R margin from the previous election.
What a jerk.
Looking for votes in cartoon land
Looking for votes in cartoon land.
Isn’t tourism the number one jobs opportunity in assorted banana republics? Don’t banana republics have tin pot dictators for life? Do all other affirmative action hires have the same ‘hey mon, its not my job’ attitude as Obama? What a buffoon.
So, what is his message? Since we’re all unemployed we might as well take a vacation? Where do I sign up for my vacation stimulus check?
Fitting place where Dumbo can present his ideas in Fantasyland.
The president has a Mickey Mouse jobs plan.
He’s already given Amnesty to millions of Mexican Tourists, so why not CONTINUE promoting the “come to America; we have Los Freebies to give you....”
He’s gotta be kidding.
Sign up at democraticunderground.com. Be sure to ask for $4 million. You deserve no less.
Is this a visa issue, or is it the TSA "welcome" that keeps people away? Perhaps Obama could try following the 4th Amendment prohibition of unreasonable searches.
Um, hello?? Mister president??
My European friends come here for SHOPPING, because the dollar is so devalued that everything is practically free here! They come here like we used to go to hong kong or Mexico for cheap junk!
I thought ATM machines and animatronics take jobs away from “working families”. Well, I guess its like a teleprompter replacing the President’s brain.
Obama goes down the same time that the Bush’s are vacationing in Boca Grande??
To lure more tourists to the US, President Obama is starting a program where Americans will bow to foreign visitors...........
Don’t we need decades of environmental impact studies first? Making it easier for foreign tourists to simply hop on a plane can’t be good for Gaia or for the birds sure to be sucked into jet engines.
Obama will call for a national strategy to make the United States the worlds No. 1 travel and tourism destination.'Heck', he's already doing a bang up job of that by all the Quantitative Easing (devaluing the dollar) the Fed has been doing -- with his blessing (and per Soros' orders).
Even with the HUGH problems the EU is having, the Euro is still worth a good penny more than a Dollar. So now Euro-Trash like from France can come here and order us around and bitch about our lousy American 'cuisine' as they stink up the places they visit. But even worse then the Euro-Trash coming is now the hoser Canadians can come here and mock us while shopping at Tiffany & Co, or Neiman Marcus (aka: Needless Markup) and Americans are standing outside with tin cups begging for loose change from all the foreigner 'tourists'..
If Barry, oops Geo Soros, had his way the Dollar would be worth that of the Peso, old French Franc, or Italian Lira -- and whatever useless currency is used in the likes of Botswana. And they won't stop devaluing the dollar until we're on par with #@%$ing Zimbabwe!
It is also a bit of pay back for the job ABC, owned by Disney, is doing on Newt for him.
I wish the House would say to his majesty, well, since you think we don’t need any western hemisphere oil, how about we stop all sales of jet fuel for AF1 and limit its use to just in time of war...period. Stay in DC you POS.
I DESPISE that photograph!!! It makes my BLOOD boil!
"Obama, Head of Biggest Mickey Mouse Operation in America, Promotes More Fantasy Jobs in Fantasy Land, Orlando, Florida"
If you wonder why B.O. is always blowing smoke out his a$$, it's because his doctor uses this medical device.
Tobacco Smoke Enema (1750s-1810s)
Wanna bet baraq bows to Mickey?
The several Disney parks forums I have frequented are going absolutely nuts!
First off they are paranoid as all getouts to post anything that will be recorded, the ones that are on vacation are really pissed off because their pass for the day is being “blacked out” due to Obamas visit, the park itself is absolutely being hammered with up-security precautions.
A very divided culture is evolving, the cult like supporters of Obama who truly believe in his transformation of America into the FIRST successful super socialist dreamland and the conservative Constitutional loyalists, of which quite a few are considering ways to publicly remind Obama of it at WDW.
i have a bad feeling something bad is going to happen when Obama heads there.
The One's media lackeys must be slipping...
After lengthy negotiations with the Disney executives, the Obama adinistration has negotiated a big win for all americans. Now the food courts at all Disney theme parks and Disney product movie theaters will now accept the foodstamp program’s EBT card.
OMG - that picture speaks volumes about where we are in this country. A woman with a muslim head covering patting down a nun. Did you ever think you’d see this after 9/11?
What does he care. He had his multi-million dollar Hawaiian vaca.
What is weird is reading about what the WDW park cast member’s are saying, that the Sleeping Beauty castle is chock full of snipers.
The uttilidors under main Street are in full lockdown by heavily armed security teams.
And the communications around the area are having “technical problems”.
Obummer .... blowing epistemological bong smoke up the @ss of America.
That's just plain creepy. What is the point of making yet another telepromptered speech in a place like WDW? Why disrupt the vacations of families visiting there? Everything is does is calculated with evil intentions. It's going to be nothing more than another bogus smear campaign against the republicans. Anything to get a sound byte on the evening news.
Sorry if I called the castle by its wrong name.
Why of course... it’s a Goofy Mickey Mouse Plan. Sorry it was just begging to be said.
The Mickey Mouse President finally went Home. . . . . And Took Goofy with him. (MOOShell)
He’s there to get Mickey & Minnie, Donald, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Cinderella, Alice, Perdita, Belle, Goosey Loosey, Scrooge McDuck, Nemo, Ariel, Goofy, Pluto, and Simba registered to vote Dem.
Whoa, silly me. They are already registered Dem in every district in the country.
“Looking for votes in cartoon land.”
What should a cartoon do?
Zippo gets advice from Micky Mouse.
What's the difference?