Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EU Declares Vacation Travel a Human Right

The European Union has declared travelling a human right, and is launching a program to subsidize vacations with taxpayers' dollars for those too poor to afford their own trips.

Antonio Tajani, the European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry, proposed a strategy that could cost European taxpayers hundreds of millions of euros a year, The Times of London reports.

"Travelling for tourism today is a right. The way we spend our holidays is a formidable indicator of our quality of life," Mr. Tajani told a group of ministers at The European Tourism Stakeholders Conference in Madrid on April 15.

A pilot vacation program is scheduled to be launched in 2013, when EU taxpayers will be footing 30% of vacation bills for seniors, youths between the ages of 18 and 25, disabled people, and families facing "difficult social, financial or personal" circumstances.

Northern Europeans will be encouraged to visit southern Europe, and vice versa.

Did I mention that the EU is in the middle of a financial crisis where it is very likely a number of countries are likely to default on their debts?



  1. The European Tourism Stakeholders Conference wants what private equity frequently gets, government paying a chunk of the freight.

    The world is now a black comedy.

  2. "Travelling for tourism today is a right."


    This is the most stupid thing I've read in awhile.

  3. Given that you will have to default in the near future, it makes perfect sense to spend as much as you possibly can on frivolous stuff. They should just start handing out free money to everyone. Might as well.

  4. I'm going to have to consider moving to Ireland so I can take advantage of subsidized trips to the Costa del Sol.

  5. Those who aren't working ARE ALREADY ON VACTION!!!

    Socialist morons!

    Keep Obama for a 2nd term and we'll be heading down this road too.

  6. http://www.prageruniversity.com/Political-Science/The-Welfare-State.html


    1. Care to give more than just links?