Foreign and Indian people in Gatlinburg

Foreign and Indian people in Gatlinburg

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itsme

Murray, KY

#1 Jul 18, 2012
What is up with all of the foreign/Indian people that are running practically all of the shops down the strip? A few years ago it started being more and more and more and now it's just about all foreigners. Why are they all taking over? Why are they all in Gatlinburg? Honestly they are all rude and you cannot understand half of them. Every American person I ran into there said the same thing.
told by locals

Lenoir City, TN

#2 Jul 19, 2012
The government gives the foreigners $10.000 to start a business and then $10.000 for each additional relative they bring in. They are paid by the government, pay no taxes for 5 years, to start a business, all order from the same shipment of goods divide it up and bring in another relative to open another shop and repeat the process. An honest to goodness local business person can't compete when the rent for a small shop is 3K to 8K on main street. and we must pay all taxes. That is why you see rude packs of stanies bumping into you on main street, speaking in foreign tongues and flipping birds when you leave.
Jim

Norton, VA

#3 Jul 27, 2012
Yeh I have noticed G-burg has gotten a lot ruder over the last 10 to 15 yrs. Is this really true that they get that money? If so how?
Bad

Salyersville, KY

#4 Jul 29, 2012
the owners are also bringng in alot of foreign help to work as cheap labor. They just dont get that people came to gatlinburg because the locals were so nice and kind and fun to be around. The locals couldnt work for the cheap wages because it costs so much more each year to live in the area. All of the foreigners are running off the tourists, more each year. Someone had better wake up.
Judy

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Oct 27, 2012
The government is to blame for all of this since they seem to favor the foreigners over us. The only way to end this type of thing is to patronize only those businesses known to be American. We may have to pay just a little more for merchandise since we are the ones paying the taxes but I'd do anything to keep everything American. Foreigners will shop in those stores but we can make a difference. Don't give in. Yes, America does have to wake up. They're going to get what they ask for.
WTF

United States

#6 Oct 30, 2012
In G-Burg past weekend.....,frigging Indians everywhere and I don't mean the Red man. He's the original American. On the steets ,all over the Mt., in the shops, everywhere f<kin. Use to be Iranians now Indians. Buy only from American shops and shop owners take back America starting in Gatlinburg. Are our young men and women in the armed forces fighting and dying for these foreigners? Your either with me or against me. 24 hrs. Before the gate is closed no one in no one out, grow our own food, drill our own oil, keep our money here ,our aid here. Take Carr of America first! HELL..., are we the worlds baby sitter. We have means to babysit without giving everything away to foreigners.
Shahid

Maxton, NC

#7 Nov 4, 2012
My family is looking for many white cows to buy, tradition says we must own at least one White cow in America. Also is little river ok to call "Little Ganges" and can we bathe in it???
disgusted with liars

Palo Alto, CA

#8 Nov 6, 2012
This is blatantly NOT true. There is NO such program to give anybody 10 grand to open a business, let alone bring in additional family members.
told by locals wrote:
The government gives the foreigners $10.000 to start a business and then $10.000 for each additional relative they bring in. They are paid by the government, pay no taxes for 5 years, to start a business, all order from the same shipment of goods divide it up and bring in another relative to open another shop and repeat the process. An honest to goodness local business person can't compete when the rent for a small shop is 3K to 8K on main street. and we must pay all taxes. That is why you see rude packs of stanies bumping into you on main street, speaking in foreign tongues and flipping birds when you leave.
wonderin

Knoxville, TN

#9 Nov 6, 2012
Did you try to sign up and get rejected?
madhatter

Greenbrier, AR

#11 Nov 10, 2012
When everyone stops going and spending our hard earned money left after we pay half in taxes, where will they go? Lets see Locust and parasites.....where do they ? Pass the word along and encoursge anyone you know to stay away.
Rob Dawalt

New Lenox, IL

#12 Nov 11, 2012
madhatter wrote:
When everyone stops going and spending our hard earned money left after we pay half in taxes, where will they go? Lets see Locust and parasites.....where do they ? Pass the word along and encoursge anyone you know to stay away.
Lunatic! we have a condo in Gatlinburg and we are down there all the time. None of this is true. Why do you always assume the worst? I suppose you claim to be a Christian? Where is your Christian hospitality? We love gatlinburg and welcome anyone who wants to come and enjoy the Smokies and visit the local shops and attractions.
Rob Dawalt

New Lenox, IL

#13 Nov 11, 2012
disgusted with liars wrote:
This is blatantly NOT true. There is NO such program to give anybody 10 grand to open a business, let alone bring in additional family members.
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Disgusted I totally agree why are they trying to ruin Gatlinburg by spreading these lies? It is is a fun little town with a big bunch of shops and attractions. We are there a lot and we love it!
Patriot

Hornsby, TN

#14 Nov 14, 2012
I have added Gatlinburg to m list of places not to visit, just don't care for sheet heads
jeff

Tucker, GA

#15 Nov 14, 2012
This is not a lie!! They are everywhere I live in Sevier County I know people don't want this out because tourist pays for these cabins by renting them. But it's not just the burg it's also pigeon forge they have bought up so many motels....
crazyotto

United States

#16 Dec 23, 2012
My wife and I are fulltime RVers and travel thru Gatlinburg every couple of years. We haven't seen any big difference in 10 years.I think this is a lot of redneck BS
You must be blind

Salyersville, KY

#17 Dec 29, 2012
You must be blind if you dont see the influence of all the foriegn workers on the region. WE used to go there 4 times a year or more....now we are looking for somewhere else to go.
Manny

Dawson, AL

#18 Jan 19, 2013
Shahid wrote:
My family is looking for many white cows to buy, tradition says we must own at least one White cow in America. Also is little river ok to call "Little Ganges" and can we bathe in it???
What does this mean?are you a foreigner?Muslim?that explains it
stulidppl

United States

#19 Feb 20, 2013
Heres a idea.. if u dont like the burg, DONT VISIT! Its ppl like u that get on here an start a thread over something so stupid that give our town a bad name. Ive lived here for almost a year and i love my town. Yes there are some indian stores here but at least they didnt buy it and fire all the workers that were previously there. I have worked at the same shop since i moved here and when we got bought out it was the best thing that happend to us. Our new boys pays insurance for us plus he gave us all a $2 raise. So like i said if u dont like our town dont visit, trust me we could all benefit from having a few less idiots that think there better than everybody else!
Retired 2005

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Feb 24, 2013
crazyotto wrote:
My wife and I are fulltime RVers and travel thru Gatlinburg every couple of years. We haven't seen any big difference in 10 years.I think this is a lot of redneck BS
You must be completely bling. Gatlinburg has gone down a lot. Stores full of trash and junk crap.
Retired 2005

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Feb 24, 2013
You must be completley blind. Stores are ran by foreigners and merchandise is now a lot of junky stuff. My wife and I were in G'Burg this past fall (10/12) and noticed that the quality of mdse in stores had gone way down and was mostly trashy junk. We're done going to G'Burg. Been going for 40 years and have seen enough. Spent our honeymoon there in May of '72. It used to be a nice place. Thank your Senators and Congressmen, both past and present for letting this happen to our country.

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