Regime Spends Money to Close Park That Costs It No Money as Part of Shutdown Charade

As with the Sequestrocalypse dog and pony show, the Obama Regime is deliberately inflicting pain on American citizens as part of his government shutdown spectacle to convince the gullible that even a reduction in the explosive rate of growth in federal spending would result in hardship. One example is the WWII memorial, which Obama callously closed to vets who had traveled across the country to pay respect to their fallen brothers in arms, even though it cost more to close the open-air memorial than it would to leave it open. Here’s another example:

The National Park Service has ordered the closure of a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation.

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm announced on Wednesday that NPS has ordered it to suspend operations until Congress agrees to a deal to fund the federal government.

According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff and volunteers from the property.

“You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,” she said.

Government shutdowns are a regular occurrence, yet this park has not been closed in 40 years. This time the point is not to limit government spending, but to inflict inconvenience that citizens might actually notice. Who will suffer any ill effects from any number of nonessential bureaucrats getting furloughed, other than the useless and extravagantly overpaid bureauweenies themselves?

On a tip from Clingtomyguns.

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