During a "college" summer, I went on a tour to Greece, Italy,
Switzerland, France and England. We experienced strikes and
"maintenance" which caused us to miss out on Michaelangelo's
"David" and a number of other Italian treasures, The Louvre (yep, the
whole thing), and museums in England which housed some pretty famous items we
would liked to have seen. Alternate activities were found. We were greatly
disappointed, but survived. So will the foreign tourists if they rationally
think about the same types of situations which have happened in their own
countries.I am truly sad for the businesses near the National Parks
who count on the revenue from the fall season to carry them through.
I will not at all feel sorry for those on leave. I was one of them several years
ago: they have job security; they don't have to worry about their results
too much; they have the best pay and benefits compared to the private sector at
taxpayer expense.I have to stay home with my disabled spouse - I
can't work. She has seizures, balance problems, memory issues, and a lot of
other problems. I have to do her meds, injections, drive her to doc appointments
and therapies. I get paid NOTHING to do this - I do it because I love her. Some
of these non-essential federal workers have made dealing with her issues much
more difficult than it should be. I have to fill out their paperwork for hours
on end; and then they deny us most of the time anyway. Then comes the appeals,
then the reviews, then the updates... they made this worse than it should be -
and they bring in 20X what my wife gets in SSDI.I don't think
they should get any back pay when it's over - they need to experience some
of their own medicine - they're overpaid, anyway.
The bite is an intentional act of revenge for not electing Romney who vowed to
repeal legally the Affordable Health Care Act.
Trade funding of Obama vacations, and IRS conferences:* parks, and
monuments stay open.* many uninsured Americans get insured.* White
House tours continue* some students get into collegeWhere are
I wonder if the NSA shut down? LOL
the truth is all employees will be paid. obama is wanting to scare the country
through his lies yet again. my insurance just doubled so thanks to all whom
thought obama was the answer.
Re: Shut down of the National Parks:The federal government should
turn operation of these parks over to the states, where it rightfully belongs.
When the western states joined the union, the federal government held onto over
60% of lands in some cases that should have gone to the states. Its
high time that the people through their elected representatives in the US House
of Representatives begin to demand that the government adhere to the limitations
on government as outlined in the Constitution. The House has the power to limit
funding. If they won't stop spending, then cut off the money.
Why can't most Federal Employees at HAFB and other military installations
use their generous Annual Leave and receive pay?BTW, the article
correctly said the Delicate Arch is in Arches.
Electing Tea Party to office is kind of like electing a fox to guard the hen
house. People who hate government that are then elected to be in the government
doesn't make sense and you can see it today when the government shuts down.
Don't worry, just enjoy the time off... you'll get paid.