The government has been paying federal police to shut down national parks due to lack of funds, even parks that don’t receive government funding
As with prior threats of a “government shut down” the recent highly publicized budget debate is nothing more than political theater. The government still has money to hire police to arrest nonviolent offenders, and they still have billions of dollars to throw at the military industrial complex.
However, they want more money, and they want the American people to agree to giving them more money, so in order to make that happen they are strong arming the population into submission by taking away services that are actually a benefit to the public.
One of the most ridiculous things about the shut down procedure is that the government is paying police to close public parks due to lack of funding, leaving us to wonder if it actually is costing more money to close the parks than to leave them open.
In one case, they actually closed a park that doesn’t even receive government funding.
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm in Virginia announced on Wednesday that NPS has ordered it to suspend operations until Congress agrees to a deal to fund the federal government.
According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday night to remove staff and volunteers from the property.
“You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,” she said.
“In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm,” Eberly explained in an emailed statement.
“In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS,” Eberly said.
By JG Vibes
October 3, 2013
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