Oct 04 2013
As I suspected, the oppressive Barrycading of America by His Petulancy, Barry I has begun to unravel as those directed to carry out these unconstitutional orders start to expose the crimes being committed. Here is one example of the NPS shuttering private businesses AND forcing them to pay for the BarryCades!
Mr. Meyer emails to add that not only is his business being forced to take losses for the closures, but in some cases the government is making him and the other park management companies buy the barricades that will be used to shut the parks. He says:
We are like prisoners of war who have to pay for our prison.
However, today, we have been told by senior member of the US Forest Service and Department of Agriculture that people “above the department”, which I presume means the White House, plan to order the Forest Service to needlessly and illegally close all private operations. I can only assume their intention is to artificially increase the cost of the shutdown as some sort of political ploy.
The point of the shutdown is to close non-essential operations that require Federal money and manpower to stay open. So why is the White House closing private operations that require no government money to keep open and actually pay a percentage of their gate revenues back to the Treasury? We are a tenant of the US Forest Service, and a tenant does not have to close his business just because his landlord goes on a vacation.
Hat Tip to Bryan Preston at PJ Media. We need to find as many of these illegal confiscations and orders as possible so the GOP can use them as evidence against the Tyranny of Barry I and his BarryCades
Update: Once you read the above link, where the local NPS had initially agreed to let the businesses stay open only to be overruled by the White House, then this report on the Congressional investigations makes sense:
The Republican lawmakers said their distrust of the closures stemmed from information the committee uncovered in March as sequestration cuts went into effect, and they accused NPS of making budgetary decisions “designed to intentionally cause the most disruption to the public in a time of reduced funding.”
“Information presented to the Committee suggested budget adjustments resulting in obvious hardship or displeasure for the public were chosen in lieu of more prudent measures. Specifically, the Committee received information that proposed budget adjustments submitted by an NPS official in the field to deal with sequestration impacts were rejected by NPS superiors in favor of cuts that would be more visible and disruptive,” the lawmakers wrote.
Looks like the White House and OMB did it again, overruling reasonable local decisions to maximize headlines. Now, the kind of headlines these oppressive and unconstitutional acts will garner will not be what “the idiot ordering goons” wanted. But it will make headlines!