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You know, I've been reading alot on this alleged "government shutdown" that could happen in the near future. Article after article of what that would affect. It seems like the common trend in all is that all National Parks would close. I wanted all of your guys opinons on how that would effect you, even if they were closed for 10-15 days. Seems like it would be huge for all of us here at coolworks. My personal opinion is there are MANY government agencies that are much less important than the national park system that need to be shut down. I'd love to hear from all of you on this.
National Parks are important, but they aren't even close to being priorities in the grand scheme of things..... They are for entertainment and tourism..... The Military, FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, DEA, Border Patrol, Secret Service< FDA, DOT, Social Security Agency, Medicare and Medicaid Agencies, and local, state and government workers working with social and economic matters take a priority over worrying about National Parks and National Recreation Centers anyday because they have an impact on public safety and economic and social issues that affect the vast majority of U.S. Citizens unlike National Parks being affected which would only affect a small percentage based on the U.S. population. This may not be easy to read for Cool Works users, but it is a fact! I hope the elected officials can grow up enough to avoid having a government shutdown so this situaation can be avoided all together.
Interesting .... we here in Yellowstone have memories of a gov't shutdown that suspended operations in the Park a few years back. It happened in the middle of a winter season. At the time, employees on staff had some extra time to get out and ski and play. As it is right now, March will bring the end to the Winter Season in Yellowstone, so .... not saying that a shutdown wouldn't "matter", but for seasonal employees, the timing wouldn't be as painful as it might be otherwise.