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Shutdown cost national parks at least $414M
ap.org ^ | 3/4/14 | MATTHEW DALY-ap

Posted on 03/04/2014 8:47:05 AM PST by ColdOne

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic engine for local economies across the country.

The report released Monday said five states, including California and Arizona, lost more than $20 million during the 16-day shutdown.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: barrycades; governmentshutdown; govtshutdown; nationalparks; obamalegacy; obamascandals; shutnado; thugocracy; wwiimemorial

1 posted on 03/04/2014 8:47:05 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

This was Obama’s decision. They should quit bitching and pay their ‘fair share’ of the load in the road to devolution.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 8:50:23 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: ColdOne

It’s going to keep on costing them because I’m going to avoid em.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 8:55:15 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama’s stash.

Obama’s thugs.

Obama’s SCANDAL.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 8:56:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Gaffer

Come now! Senator Reid deserves more credit than Soetoro-Obama for refusing to negotiate! Be fair!

It was definitely The 2013 Reid-Obama Government Shutdown.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 8:56:49 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ColdOne
As I recall it, they seemed to have more Park Rangers on duty than usual -- precisely to block visitors!
6 posted on 03/04/2014 8:57:23 AM PST by maryz
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To: Graewoulf

Barry was the one who called for the Barrycades.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 8:57:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: ColdOne

When one is an Al-Manseurian, closeted Muslim/Queer Candidate dedicated to the destruction of America, such costs are the goal, not an unintended consequence.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 8:59:19 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: ColdOne
aw, geez....here come those awful PSA's on my radio again that feature Julia Louis-Dreyfus whining about how our National Parks are UNDERFUNDED!!!!!


9 posted on 03/04/2014 8:59:59 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: a fool in paradise

Good point!

Give credit where credit is due.

Barry S. also refused financial funeral aid to the families of his soldiers that CIC Obama sent to their deaths.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 9:00:30 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ColdOne

The Obama’s will spend more than that vacationing to China.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 9:01:09 AM PST by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: ColdOne
SALT LAKE CITY — A new report shows Utah received a signficant financial return on its money by stepping up and offering to pay for the operation of its eight national parks during last October's government shutdown.

The report released Monday by the National Park Service shows that for the nearly $1 million the Utah Legislature agreed to pay to keep the parks open during a six-day period, nearly $10 million was spent at the parks and in local gateway communities.

from: KSL TV
12 posted on 03/04/2014 9:01:18 AM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: ColdOne

It was Obama who ordered them shut down to “punish” people for opposing him.

Not counted in this are the many people who will probably avoid the National Parks in the future because of the bad taste it left in their mouths. I’m one of them. I honestly don’t feel the same way I did before about the parks or the rangers. I used to regard the latter as non-political jobs for those who were simply interested in nature and liked serving the public, but seeing them doing their master’s bidding by kicking people out of parks and harassing and punishing elderly tourists and even foreign visitors was disgusting.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 9:05:54 AM PST by livius
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To: Graewoulf

Soliders? Dying?

There can’t be any war if there is no anti-war movement...


14 posted on 03/04/2014 9:07:02 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: ColdOne

Everyone knew that before Obama pulled his shut down sh**.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 9:09:46 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: proudpapa

Obamas set new record for vacation travel expenses; stonewalled documents finally released
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3128777/posts
the Obamas racked up $7.4 million during just three trips in 2013 – in flight expenses only.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 9:10:03 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: ColdOne

The whole park shutdown was nothing more than spitefulness on the part of the administration. The little Kenyan poofter threw a temper tantrum. This is what our so-called leadership has devolved to.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 9:11:39 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: ColdOne

Time to do away with National Parks and National Roads and National Conservation thefts....and the EPA.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 9:12:32 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: livius

Agree.
More self-defeating unintended consequences for ‘progressives’.
Stupid is as stupid does.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 9:20:08 AM PST by polymuser
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To: ColdOne

Wow we have 182M visitors to these parks? 8M X (365 / 16) = 182M


20 posted on 03/04/2014 9:49:27 AM PST by plain talk
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To: demshateGod

Don’t miss out! Shaft ‘em good. If you’re 62 or older, you can buy a lifetime geezer pass for only $10 at any national park. Then you can go free!*

*Enter parks at no cost to you, that is. You can’t actually go free; you’re stuck in Obama’s America now.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 9:49:49 AM PST by Toucan Dance
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To: ColdOne

They didn’t ‘lose’ anything........................


22 posted on 03/04/2014 9:51:55 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Sacajaweau

All the ‘National’ Parks should be turned over to their individual states.......................


23 posted on 03/04/2014 9:53:22 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Toucan Dance

Here, between Ft. Walton Beach and Destin, FL they ‘shut down’ the little Gulf Islands National Seashore park. It is nothing more than a parking lot and a restroom building.................The just closed a pipe gate and locked it............STUPID.......................


24 posted on 03/04/2014 9:56:49 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger
Yes...I have written this many times before. And yes, I said the same thing...They belong to the state in which they lie.

Someone wrote back then....some are in two states.

Never wrote back because I'm sure that two states can work it out.

25 posted on 03/04/2014 10:04:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

sure glad i visited Yellowstone last year prior to this bastard and his minions screwing Americans.


26 posted on 03/04/2014 10:04:21 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Sacajaweau

Each state gets a cut proportional to the land mass that’s in their borders. Simple....................


27 posted on 03/04/2014 10:08:36 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: ColdOne

I know it cost them some of mine. I was in Bar Harbor during the shutdown and Acadia National Forest was closed.


28 posted on 03/04/2014 10:13:15 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Sacajaweau
Time to do away with National Parks...

Or at least return them to the individual states. If they are so good at generating revenue let the individual states run them.

I missed the Article in the US constitution that gave the federal government the power to set up national parks.

29 posted on 03/04/2014 10:15:08 AM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Timocrat
The Constitution is HOW the government works. The Bill of Rights was added...IIRC...almost 10 years later.

Laws come about....The Constitution explains the procedure.

The Constitution has been altered many times...i.e., amendments.

At some point, the park system was set up.

30 posted on 03/04/2014 10:27:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Why not just claim it cost 100 trillion? It would be just as believable.


31 posted on 03/04/2014 1:08:53 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: glock rocks
The report released Monday by the National Park Service shows that for the nearly $1 million the Utah Legislature agreed to pay to keep the parks open during a six-day period, nearly $10 million was spent at the parks and in local gateway communities.

Proving once again that putting an armed police state in charge of the land-entertainment business is a total waste of money.

32 posted on 03/04/2014 3:10:58 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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