Spending cuts force Grand Teton to cut back on seasonal employees

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 3, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    Hmm? Since new years day, the Obama's has had eight vacations.

    Coming up are is an expensive party, and Michelle's birthday celebration.

    On top of a salary, and retirement, these benefits are expensive.

    We're are the cutbacks, sacrifice, and belt tightening?

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    April 2, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    There are no cuts - there is a reduction in the increase
    The Obama administration is merely trying to make the reduction painful for political purposes - after all - the entire secret service budget for keeping White House tours open (the white House is officially a public museum and the tours are offered by volunteers) could have been paid for by the cost of Obama's single golfing trip with Tiger Woods.
    Perhaps if the Obama children were not flitting between the Bahamas and Sun Valley for spring break, some kid at the Tetons would still have his summer job. 1%er Obama response to criticism: Let them eat cake.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 2, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    Here is a partial list of duplication, redundancy and ineffective government programs the REALY wastes your money:

    342 economic development programs;
    130 programs serving the disabled;
    130 programs serving at-risk youth;
    90 early childhood development programs;
    75 programs funding international education, cultural, and training exchange activities;
    72 federal programs dedicated to assuring safe water;
    50 homeless assistance programs;
    45 federal agencies conducting federal criminal investigations;
    40 separate employment and training programs;
    28 rural development programs;
    27 teen pregnancy programs;
    26 small, extraneous K-12 school grant programs;
    23 agencies providing aid to the former Soviet republics;
    19 programs fighting substance abuse;
    17 rural water and waste-water programs in eight agencies;
    17 trade agencies monitoring 400 international trade agreements;
    12 food safety agencies;
    11 principal statistics agencies; and
    Four overlapping land management agencies.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    April 2, 2013 2:50 a.m.

    For all intents and purposes they could do away with the department of parks and recreations as non essential government. So who took care of the land before they hired the thousands of workers to lock and unlock the gates they installed? I think mother nature is a better care takers of the land than bureaucratic departments of wealth.

    People can bring their own amenities of food and water if they are required. Out houses and roads are a luxury and a night mare to maintain in the wilderness and should be removed anyway as a hazardous waste building.

    Downsizing government means giving up city living conditions in the wilderness. There is no reason the BLM can't patrol and monitor the lands they are in charge of. Duplicity is not a necessary need. And contracting out should not be considered, its still a tax based non essential government expense.

    I'm still waiting for the cut back in government in welfare and education and other non essential government waste programs. We as Americans should be praising the government in some of the cutbacks and waste being exposed in non essential government oversight we have been complaining about for years.