It should come as no surprise that the State can manage its own affairs. This
whole situation just begs the question as to why the Federal government, with
its bloated bureaucracy, is involved in our parks anyway.
I didnt tell the Electric company to turn off my power.I didnt tell the
water company to shut off my water valve.All I did was quit paying
my bills. Those companies still had money. They had no reason to
cancel my services.Sound logic.
Mike Lee didn't give the order to shut down the gov't. In fact no
republican gave the order.The gov't was shut down by the Democrats -- they
gave the order -- They had that planned for some time --Otherwise how did the
closed signs magically appear at the parks and other facilities -- To order the
signs that they had takes about 2 months in the normal procurement process.The
republicans was asking to delay parts of Obama care but the dems wouldn't
do it- after the shutdown ordered by the Democrats Obama has delayed numerous
parts of the law for his political purposes and their ineptitude in trying to
implement a law that is so flawed that they don't dare let it out all at
once but will trickle it down a little at a time hoping no one will see all the
"Senator Lee was merely attempting to do what he was asked to do by his
constituents: rein in the spending"If people would bother to
look at the reality, rather than just accept the right wing narrative, a
different picture is painted.Yes, spending is an issue.But, the increase in debt under Obama is overwhelmingly caused by 2 issues.
1) mandatory spending is increasing. This mandatory spending is
just that. Mandatory. And is written into law. Short of changing law, Obama
has no control over this.2) reduction in tax receipts. Primarily
caused by the deep recession.These are facts that are easily
verifiable. Discretionary spending is up only slightly.
Really, southmtnman? You're going to blame Senator Lee that the parks were
closed? We now know from internal administration documents that all the various
government closures were carefully calculated by President Obama to inflict the
most pain possible on the people. Sadly, as we all know, the strategy worked to
weaken the filibuster. That, in turn, allowed the President and
Congress to continue the runaway spending that has put us in tremendous economic
jeopardy, and has saddled our children and grandchildren with a huge problem:
how do you pay off a national debt that now totals more than $145,000 per
household (and still growing out of control)? Senator Lee was merely
attempting to do what he was asked to do by his constituents: rein in the
I guess government spending really is good for the economy.
Thanks, Gov. Herbert. Good move.Thanks for nuthin', Mike Lee.
Good - now the state can keep the small rural state parks open.You know
the ones that they knew wouldn't make money when theyDeveloped them
and now wanting to privatize them. They also mightWant to put a golf pro
for the golf courses.