By Renee Tacker
July 30, 2007
Ms Brady: Many of us live
here year-round, and you can bet your Missouri boots that a good
many of us are not doing it on "tourist trap" money.
The money that I personally make from summers working for a fishing
charter business pays my TAXES and precious little more. We
manage to get by only because of my husband's constant hard work,
which has ZERO to do with the generosity of tourists. My family
could not survive here if we had to rely on a summer-only, medium-wage
job. I personally think that Branson, Missouri, is a tacky,
tourist-trappy mess, but you sure won't find me on their website
calling them names. I am sorry that in all of your time studying
Ketchikan that you haven't learned much truth about us.
Received July 30, 2007 - Published July 30, 2007
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