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Obama to National Park Service - Make life as difficult for people as we can.October 8, 2013
Dear John,According to one national park ranger, "We've been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It's disgusting." Read the full story here.
The National Park Service, under the direction of the White House, has gone out of its way to make sure regular Americans suffer during the government shutdown.
Without rhyme or reason, the National Park Service (NPS) is closing open-air, public areas that normally do not involve the need for ranger presence. For example, prior to the shutdown:
- The WWII Memorial in Washington was open 24/7 to anyone at any time. Now it has barricades and guards to prevent visitors.
- The parking lot to Mount Vernon, privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, was closed by the NPS.
- Roadside pull-offs to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota now have orange cones, preventing visitors from stopping to take pictures of the monument.
- NPS rangers blocked the entrance to the privately run Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina because access to the inn leases property along the parkway.
Ironically, it's costing taxpayers more to close these places than to simply leave them open!
But that’s not all.
Under the shutdown, the Amber Alert website was taken down, while Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" website remained active. Oh, and those golf courses that the president plays every weekend…they’re still open too.
Furloughed Catholic priests in the military face disciplinary action if they hold Sunday Mass on bases. And…Harry Reid defended his rejection of a mini-spending bill that would help children with cancer, asking, "Why would we want to do that?"
Many would be surprised to learn that 83% of the Federal Government is still operating. And it could be more if it weren’t for the Obama administration trying to inflict "pain" on the American people.
Friends, we have an Obama administration that is vindictive, petty and small-minded. And your elected officials need to know you want them fighting for you!
We have prepared a letter for you to send to your representative and senators, asking them to take a clear and straightforward message to the president - Stop playing games with the American people!
The letter is editable, so feel free to add your personalized message to your elected officials.
It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.
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