I remember visiting the delicate arch as a youngster. There was no so called
'national park'.But this natural wonder was still there and it
allowed itself to be seen by anyone willing to hike the trail.A loss
of funding for the parks will not make the natural wonder vaporize into
Forced budget cuts are just what the government needs. They'll find ways to
keep things going. The sky won't fall.
Gee, I never realized how lean and mean our federal government really is. This
2% disruption (after the automatic growth of the budget) is really frightening.
But I suppose all those grants and foolish tax refunds just aren't enough
to save all those billions of dollars.And we must have enough in the kitty
to send $250 million to Egypt. We'd hate to see them go without.This
story makes me feel sad, like the day they shut down my business four years ago.
We laid off 15 good people that day, most of them with families. And for some
of us it took a long time to find a new job.I suppose these cuts had to
come to government workers, too. They aren't immune to cutbacks.
Part of the problem is that our national parks have been chronically underfunded
for many years. Unlike the Department of Defense.Iron&Clay --
you must be much older than I am. Arches has been a national park area since
To one old man: I can't resist. Arches was made a National Monument, not a
park in 1929 and eventually a National Park in 1971.
I watch FoxNews and they say that obama is just using scare tactics to get
people upset about the sequester and that the cuts are going to be
proportionally small! They are RIGHT! We have nothing to worry about here in
Utah! Your National Parks are safe! Just move along folks, there’s
nothing to see here!
The "sequester" is not a budget cut! The president and a few other
liars in Washington would like you to believe that it is a cut, but it is not.
Congress passed a budget resolution which the president agreed to. Now, because
of mismanagement (which has been happening for years) the Executive branch of
the federal government wants to "overspend" that amount. The
sequestration simply says "Sorry kids, daddy is not buying any candy this
trip to the store."The Deficit Reduction Act of 1985 established
the concept of sequestration. Had the Congress been disciplined enough to tell
all presidents "NO" when they mismanaged the government, rather than
simply increasing the budget resolution we would not have this problem today
with a president that believes he is entitled. Actually, the economy would be
so much strong we might have never even had this boy in the White House trying
to do a man's job.