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post #8 of Old 10-14-2006
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ebs001 ---tourism $$$s are $3-400 hotel rooms on south beach, $200 dinners on south beach, $1,000 entry to night clubs, Disney land, Space Coast -- Cruisers are p going to spend the type of $$ that will even begin to get the Pols attention - the only way it got through in the first place was NMMA and the potential of absolutely killing the marine industry in Fla - but the owners of the hot ocean front property with the big $$ could care less about the Fla marine industry - they got their and who cares about the rest --
One of the major issues in South Fla is the lack of housing for the tourist industry workers - yet the city of Miami spent $85million for adequate housing and not one house was built - developers took the money and one even used it to buy his own water front property (he finally got put in jail)
in the end the $$ win out and the Pols will listen
just my opinion
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