August 25, 2012 4:00 PM

Tourism initiative help for all

In a column published in the Aug. 5, edition of The Sun News, writer Issac Bailey attempted to make the argument that the tourism growth initiative – and subsequently the 1 percent tourism destination fee – was a government subsidy similar to President Obama’s national health care plan. He also implies the tourism growth initiative is the equivalent of providing financial assistance to the poor. While the tourism growth initiative certainly does help all Grand Strand residents and economic sectors through its investment, we believe Bailey’s claims to be inaccurate.

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