Skip to comments.Shutdown cost national parks at least $414M
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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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.
They didn’t ‘lose’ anything........................
All the ‘National’ Parks should be turned over to their individual states.......................
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.......................
Someone wrote back then....some are in two states.
Never wrote back because I'm sure that two states can work it out.
sure glad i visited Yellowstone last year prior to this bastard and his minions screwing Americans.
Each state gets a cut proportional to the land mass that’s in their borders. Simple....................
I know it cost them some of mine. I was in Bar Harbor during the shutdown and Acadia National Forest was closed.
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.
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.
Why not just claim it cost 100 trillion? It would be just as believable.
Proving once again that putting an armed police state in charge of the land-entertainment business is a total waste of money.