Skip to comments.Lake Mead property owners forced out until shutdown ends
Posted on 10/05/2013 6:29:29 PM PDT by Lacey
The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they're being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.
Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They've been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn't an option.
The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they've owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.
"I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants," Joyce Spencer told Action News.
The Stewart's Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they're not allowed in until the government reopens.
Park officials said property owners can visit only to retrieve belongings; they sent Action News a statement which reads in part, "Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen." Joyce Spencer said she's alright in the meantime, staying with nearby family, but the move was a lot to handle as a senior citizen.
"I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in," Spencer said. "We're not hurt in any way except it might cost me if I have to go buy more pants."
The Lake Mead properties are considered vacation homes; one of the lease requirements to own a plot is people must have an alternative residence.
Regardless, the Spencers said it's their property and they should be allowed in, shutdown or not.
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Come on Fed boys, push harder. Wimps.
Harry “cancer kids suck” Reid is totally on board to make life as difficult as possible for as many people as possible! And that includes everyone from Nevadans to stinky tourists.
This is criminal and Zero needs to be impeached over this.
Obama and Biden live on federal property too. Kick ‘em out!
His Arrogance and his sniveling lackeys must think the public will forgive and forget when this is over .... I think not.
No person shall be . . . deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
This is Criminal. Expect nothing less from the Community-Organizer-in-Chief. This is from the Community Organizer Playbook. I have never seen such a hateful, petty, hating his fellow Americans, “man” in the White House.
The results of putting alittle man in a position of power.
Law suits should be filed ASAP
This is bovine excrement.
I have always wondered why leftist are not more afraid of conservatives.......we have all the weapons.
obama is pushing the country to civil war......his plan is succeeding.
I agree - but what is equally concerning is that the feds have this much power to use when they want to. This is the frigging park service! Just think if he really turned the other agencies loose on us.
Well, on second thought, he’s been doing it quietly but just hadn’t consolidated enough power yet to go full bore tyrant. I think Cruz foreced his hand sooner than he wanted.
This true, ‘WTF!’ moment has been brought to you by your Federal Government.
obama wants civil forking war because of his massive ego and hatred of this country. gay muslim pig.
This seems to be more and more a test everyday to see just how much We the People will accept. Unfortunately, people are even allowing themselves to be removed from their homes.
If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
Total unnecessary harassment conjured up by the Democrats to force our hand, to force us into submission to their will.
Hold on, and don’t even let the bastards get close to winning. The Democrats are the United States of America’s worst of enemies within. We have more, but they are the worst.
Time for the House to defund the National Park Service. This Nazi-like behavior is being ordered straight from the White Hut.
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