Meanwhile, Obama Closes The Grand Canyon; Won’t Let Arizona Reopen It With State Money
By Rat on October 6, 2013 • ( 4 )
And the petty little man continues to get a free pass from the “mainstream” media
As the selective barricading of national parks and monuments continues, “due to the government shutdown,” tourists are being turned away from the Grand Canyon, despite Arizona’s push to reopen it with state funds.
As reported by Fox News, Gov. Jan Brewer wants to reopen the iconic part with state money, but her proposal was rejected Thursday by park superintendent Dave Uberuaga, who said such a plan isn’t an option:
“I appreciate the support and I thanked them for the offer, but it’s not an offer we can accept.”
An estimated 2,200 people who work at the Grand Canyon National Park and its hotels have been furloughed as a result of the government slimdown that began Tuesday. “And that’s not counting the economic impact in the gateway communities, all of the related businesses, the bus tours, hiking companies, the jeep tours; all of those associated functions are suffering economically as well,” Uberuaga said.
Many of those businesses also have offered to chip in to pay to reopen the park.
But, hey, as an angry Park Service ranger told The Washington Times:
“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
Case in point: The National Park Service is even closing down scenic overlooks and open-air areas, which require little or no funding on a regular basis. But, as PJ Media points out, “it does cost money — pay, fuel, the cost of the obstacles — to send National Park Service personnel out” to block popular attractions. You don’t suppose “someone” is being petty, do you?http://mikesright.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/meanwhile-obama-closes-the-grand-canyon-wont-let-arizona-reopen-it-with-state-money/