Monday, April 19, 2010

You have the right! To fight! Annnnnddddd go on vacation?????? Huh?

If the notion of a right can be dumbed-downed enough to apply to "tourism", then I guess it can mean anything...Not against a countries wish to subsidize travel, I guess it is their "right"...er, I give up...

From The Sunday Times April 18, 2010:  Get packing: Brussels decrees holidays are a human right
""AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidised by the taxpayer.
Under the scheme, British pensioners could be given cut-price trips to Spain, while Greek teenagers could be taken around disused mills in Manchester to experience the cultural diversity of Europe.
The idea for the subsidised tours is the brainchild of Antonio Tajani, the European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry, who was appointed by Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister.
The scheme, which could cost hundreds of millions of pounds a year, is intended to promote a sense of pride in European culture, bridge the north-south divide in the continent and prop up resorts in their off-season....""
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