People are thinking about boycotting Florida:
Black lawmakers and other groups are trying to harness outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict into a national indictment against the state of Florida, seeking to organize an Arizona-style boycott against everything from tourism to orange juice.
Something tells me in a nation with a short attention span, and generally a guilty selfish attitude (How many “Progressives” are complaining about “Global Warming” and “Carbon Footprints” from their air conditioned homes and cars right now?), something tells me this will just be a flash in the pan with one exception:
Such boycotts can, in fact, be very costly to states. When critics of the Arizona immigration law began canceling trips and conventions there in 2010, it cost millions.
The Center for American Progress issued a report finding that roughly $45 million in lodging revenue was lost in the four months after passage. When transportation, entertainment, retail and other business were factored in, the lost revenue added up to more than $140 million, according to the study.
I don’t see people who drink OJ every breakfast, or find screwdrivers, or gin-and-juice to be their evening drink of choice laying off Florida. Also I don’t see the Hendersons cancelling their trip to Disney World, or the Rosenthals selling their Condo in Palm Beach, or people cancelling their plans to retire in Florida.
What I DO see is various groups looking to take a stand cancelling conventions there, or planning conventions in other states. That IS real.
Still what would you rather have, convention dollars, or legal hoops protecting criminals trying to kill you?