Skip to comments.The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Painhere Is No Shutdown … For Non-essen
Posted on 10/06/2013 10:02:47 AM PDT by whitedog57
What is this horrid government shutdown I keep reading about? It isnt for Federal employees, since the House passed legislation paying all non-essential Federal employees that were furloughed for their missed time.
Stated differently. Non-essential Federal employees received a taxpayer-funded vacation.
The government shutdown is a way for the Administration and Senate to punish Americans for Republicans not rubber-stamping the funding of Obamacare.
John Nolte has created a list of unnecessary shutdowns.
1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has threatened to veto this funding.
2. The World War II Memorial The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to spitefully barricade the attraction.
The Republican National Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass a compromise bill that would fund Americas national parks. Obama has threatened to veto that bill.
3. Furloughed Military Chaplains Not Allowed to Work for Free Furloughed military chaplains willing to celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be punished for doing so.
4. Business Stops In Florida Keys Although the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding. As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman cant practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary to keep this area open non-essential, the enforcement officers to ensure no business is done are essential.
5. Obama Blacks Out Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops - The American Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the popular and fun stuff. Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes overseas is non-essential.
6. Obama Closes D-Day Memorial The GOP have offered to compromise and fund the National Parks. Obama has said he will veto this compromise legislation. As a result, along with 24 other military cemeteries, the D-Day memorial in Normandy has been barricaded.
7. Obama Tries to Close Privately-Funded Mt. Vernon Although George Washingtons Mt. Vernon estate is privately funded, the feds blocked visitors from entering the parking area because the Park Service maintains the lot. Apparently, the New Media publicity resulted in the feds backing down.
8. Obama Closes Over 100 Privately-Managed Parks That Cost No Money to Run The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rent paid by a private company that employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states. No federal money is used to operate these parks. No federal employees are used to staff these parks. Taxpayers make a profit from these parks. Still, Obama had them closed and as a result 400-500 employees and a private business are taking it in the neck.
9. Obama Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm It Hasnt Supported Since 1980 For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm.
10. Obama Tries to Close State-Run Parks in Wisconsin The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devils Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lions share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.
11. Obama Closes Vietnam Memorial The GOP have passed compromise legislation that would fund national memorials and parks, and open them to the public. Obama threatened a veto. Apparently, the essential government employees are those erecting barricades, not those who could keep the memorial open.
12. Obama Closes Privately-Owned Hotel, Police Block Parking Lot - The operator of a 51-room inn located on U.S. government-owned land in North Carolina abandoned his defiant stance on Thursday to keep the property open despite being ordered to close as part of the federal government shutdown.
October is this inns prime season. The GOP have offered compromise funding opening the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise. State troopers blocked customers from entering the inns parking lot.
13. Park Service Ranger: Weve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can Its a cheap way to deal with the situation, an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. Weve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. Its disgusting.
14. Obama Forces Residents Out of Private Homes The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say theyre being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land. The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.
15. Acadia Park In Maine Shut Down Weve been training for two years at CrossFit for this hike no kidding, Hart said. She added that the shutdown should be as inconvenient for the Washington politicians who caused it as it is for average citizens.
The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.
16. Historic Restaurant Open During Last Shutdown Forced to Close An iconic Philadelphia restaurant has been forced to close its doors and turn away booked parties because of the government shutdown.
Restaurant public relations director Molly Yun said they were notified there was a possibility a closure might happen, but they were allowed to remain open during the last government shutdown 17 years ago. The restaurant is part of the federal park system, which the GOP have agreed to fund. Obama said he will veto the funding.
17. Obama Shuts Down a Road That Goes Through CO Park: The Forest Service announcement, in turn, led the Pitkin County commissioners to order that Maroon Creek Road be shut down at the height of the colorful leaf-changing season. Ahead of what is to be one of the busiest weekends of the fall, the road is to be closed to vehicles at T-Lazy-7 Ranch, pending a resolution to the government shutdown.
The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise funding.
18. Residents Plan Protest of Cape Hatteras Closing Businesses and residents on the Outer Banks have planned a peaceful protest of the closure of Hatteras Islands beaches due to the government shut down. The U.S. House Wednesday passed a measure to reopen national parks and monuments. It will now go to the U.S. Senate.
In the unlikely event the Democrat Senate passes the bill, Obama has threatened a veto of any compromise legislation opening the parks.
19. Obama Blocks People From LOOKING at Mt. Rushmore Blocking access to trails and programs at South Dakotas most popular attraction was one thing, but state officials didnt expect Congress budget stalemate to shut down a view of Mount Rushmore.
The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.
The cones first went up Oct. 1, said Dusty Johnson, Gov. Dennis Daugaards chief of staff. The state asked that they be taken down, and federal officials did so with some of them. The state was told the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance.
20. Crucial USDA Websites Taken Down The U.S. Department of Agriculture has turned off its entire website in response to the government shutdown, leaving farmers, reporters and others with no way to access any of the agencys information online.
USDAs total website shutdown goes far beyond the response of other federal agencies, and seems to be part of an effort to make people feel the effects of the shutdown. Thursday morning calls to USDAs press office seeking an explanation were not answered.
This website is down and yet the ObamaCare and White House websites are up.
21. St. Louis Gateway Arch Closed The GOP have agreed to compromise legislation funding the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.
22. Park Shutdown Bounces Rowers from Potomac The ripple effect of a government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.
Multiple high schools rent space at the Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown. But like other places controlled by the National Park Service, it closed Tuesday morning.
The GOP have agreed to compromise funding opening the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.
23. Thompson Boat Center Closed In DC The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.
24. Obama Closes Military Commissary Military members, veterans and families who shop at local tax-free store are shocked to discover the stores doors locked; no progress to end stalemate in Washington. While the government has deemed the White House chefs essential, working class military personnel have lost their tax-free store privileges. Military personnel and their families tell me that they have never lost these privileges in previous shutdowns.
25. Arizona Offers to Fund Grand Canyon, Obama Says Drop Dead Obama has ordered the Grand Canyon to stay closed, even after the state of Arizona and local businesses have offered to cover the costs necessary to keep it open. In other words, the shutdown isnt about the money its about hurting the American people just because he can.
John Nolte forgot San Franciscos Cliff House in the shut down list. Where you can watch Great White Sharks eating Seals.
So, non-essential Federal employees will get reimbursed and only citizens are punished.
THERE IS A SHUT OUT
AMERICANS ARE SHUT OUT OF PARKS.
Yet the park service employees, all of them, stay on the job at these closed facilities ?
Polidiots that play this game need to be flushed like the turds they are.
As well the idiot in the White House of course.
Of the 535 polidiots in that hole we call the Capitol I can not think of more than a dozen that deserve to be re-elected.
Vote with your dollars till Election Day ...starve the Beast.
A lot of true colors being exposed this week.
Watch yer knot!
Trail Ridge road between Grand Lake and Estes Park CO is closed due to the shutdown. It is one of only two roads into Estes Park after the floods. This is a declared disaster area with major infrastructure damage. TR road will close for the winter due to weather before long but we need every day and every way we can get to try and get a handle on the flood aftermath before serious winter weather sets in.
TR road is a state highway so where do the Feds get off closing it? Unfortunately our mayor doesn't have the balls to stand up for us. He was on Fox News putting the blame on Congress instead of doing his job. But the fact remains, 0bama is applying pain to people in a national disaster area for political gamesmanship.
I post that not to complain or find relief but simply to inform all of yet another incident of 0malignant's narcissistic cruelty.
Then it’s up to the citizens to stand ground and keep it open.
Jeff ... I think it’s time some FreepeRs are reminded ... and some new ones informed about Klamath Falls dam(s)
But we all know he only issues stand down orders when a rescue is in progress. In this case he is having them stand up to block a rescue.
Congress has voted to pay the furloughed employees for their lost time. They should get their asses back on the job asap
Most people who get paid for being furloughed call it a paid vacation. Personally I get 2 weeks paid time off per year, until next year then I start getting 3 weeks, but nonetheless.. a few weeks free paid time off! Wow.. these government workers sure have my sympathy.
400,00 Department of Defense personnel back to work tomorrow. I don’t think the shutdown matters anymore. It is over!
What's the over/under that this "disgusted" Federal employee obeyed his orders?
Klamath Falls, OR and Jarbidge, NV.
Jarbidge is where the Feds shutdown a county lad and locals joined by any other, and quite a few Freepers, opened it back up, assisted by LOL county commissioners and Sheriff’s deputies. That was in 2000.
Then in 2001, we opened up Klamath’s irrigation gates. The Feds came in force and opened them back, then we surrounded them with ultimately thousands and ultimately won the day back then.
I remember it well. I was following it before I signed up to FR.
Can you post anything from back then ?
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