Republicans don't care about actual people and the damage they are doing to
our nation.This is all on Mitch and the deal maker.Remember when Lee did this last time said he was proud too, right before he
blamed others.Don't expect Donald to do anything, Coulter, one
of his bosses on fox recently said he was "dead, dead, dead, if you
don't build the border wall" so he's been warned from the radio
leaders of the GOP/Cons.Not sure why Utah keeps voting against their
Just got back from hiking in Zion Park. No fees being collected. Strange because
they are using fees to keep the park open. All parking lots were full. Barely
got a space as someone pulled out at the Grotto. Hiked Angels Landing though
could not do the last half mile at the chains due to icy conditions even though
it was a sunny day.
Are we crazy. This is the opportunity to take back our parks. What is wrong with
people taking care of them. Go clean them up. Volunteer. Open them back up and
it will be better. In time we can hire people to do it. We can be free of the
federal “long arm”. This may be the last chance. Do we really value
freedom? Take back our sovern status. Even so called conservatives are not
pushing the idea of taking care of our own. Go to work, live in our means.
Get off welfare. Federal jobs rely on laziness.
Economies in small Utah towns and elsewhere are already on death watch. Tourism
is often the entire economy. This is certainly true in the towns surrounding
Bryce Canyon. Tourists coming to these small towns come from all
around the world and trips are usually planned many months and sometimes over a
year in advance. They book non-refundable fares to lock in affordable airfare
and book lodging, often with cancellation penalties.Right now, the
foreign and even US guests are not making bookings. It is too risky. Maybe
they are just holding off until later. But, they are probably booking trips
elsewhere which will kill this season and even hurt future seasons. Vacation rental owners, hotels, restaurants, rental car agencies, gas
stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, airlines, etc., not to mention ATV
rentals and horse riding businesses will all be hurting.And, they
will not be getting back pay after a forced paid vacation like federal workers
furloughed.Congress: Fund the wall, get some DACA and streamlined
immigration concessions and stop this shutdown. Trump: If Congress
does not act, declare an emergency, build the wall, and open the government.