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.
“on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.”
Tell them no through the door. Tell them there are several hidden cameras recording them and uploading. Force them into something they call “bad optics”.
Not sure why people are so meek but my answer would be “Make me.”
the level of idiocy of this administration just keeps growing. It almost like bh0 has a death wish for any dimocrats coming after him. He is showing the power of the government gone berserk, unfortunately the msm is hiding it and supporting him. I can only hope that this will backfire.
WHAT THE HELL DOES IT COST THEM TO LET THEM GO HOME????
A question just occurred to me. Since the reservations are technically federal land when are they going to force out the Indians?
Here is a link to a Hot Air article that gives mention that the closings may be of the NPS’s own doing:
The state should sieze the Federal Managed Land, via state eminent domain, kick all Fed employees to the curb(expel Fed from the state)and declare land rightfully returned to state ownerhip.
Then tell the Feds to POUND SAND
The pushback has to begin at the spiritual level. Grasp the God of Justice and Righteousness again. Then proceed. This is going to entail some satanic resistance. We’ve goofed off way too long for it to be easy. But the sooner it begins the sooner it will see significant victory. (It will never make this mortal coil perfect, though.)
When government becomes destructive to those ends......
The White House sits on federal property. No one should be allowed back in until Zero and his Dem cronies get with it and sign a bill funding the government.
When this is all over I will be greatly disappointed if Congress doesn’t severely punish NPS. The senior staff must be forced out for openers.
Thankfully, our health care isn’t yet anchored to the govt.
He's on the 17th green at Washington National Golf Course.
Then why are Obama and Michelle allowed to return “home” to the White House? Shouldn’t they also be kicked out?
Or those living on military installations?
Clearly all Federal land ownership must promptly be transferred to the states, except for military bases.
When is Fedgov going to empty the urban Federal housing projects? Monday?
The Community Organizer in Chief is leading a strike, and no one is forcing him back to the bargaining table. Yes...another “empty chair” epic fail.
Looks like it’s time to privatize the national parks service.
They are the custodians of OUR LAND, but act like the own it!
This Nazi-like behavior is being ordered straight from the White Hut.
The White House is going to resemble the Fuherbunker before long. The evil bastard is going to hunker down and go all out in doing what he can to destroy America. The more opposition he gets, the more determined he becomes.
Not just Impeached but Removed From Office.
These closures are showing a little glimpse of the power of the federal government.
The optics are just astounding. The leg humping press is AWOL.
Quickest way to stop this crap is for the House to start impeachment.
Get the sheriff involved. And many citizens.
They’re just banking on us complying.
Sure it’s not the 19th green?
More, keep it up. Close the Interstates. Come on we dare you.