Lawmarkers to Probe People being Kicked Out Homes and Bussiness being shut down

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  1. diehardgator1

    diehardgator1 Well-Known Member

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    lawmakers have started an investigation of people being put out of their homes and business be shut down because they sit on federal land

    O'Connell's face-off with the feds coincided with a family being forced out of their private home by Lake Mead in Nevada.

    Republican lawmakers plan to investigate mounting reports that federal officials are kicking families out of their homes and shuttering private businesses because they sit on federal parkland -- describing the spectacle as an over-the-top response to the partial government shutdown.

    "We are receiving a lot of reports" of businesses being shut down, said Mallory Micetich, spokeswoman for Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee.

    She confirmed the committee is investigating these reports, as part of a widening probe into the National Park Service's response to the partial government suspension.

    Micetich cited as one example a privately run inn along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-owners-kicked-off-federal-land-amid-partial/
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    now they have blocked roads unannounced and school kids have no way to get home boy what a piece of crap we have for a leader

    "The National Park Service also closed the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare in the county. The closure came without warning and left the local school district scrambling to get children back to their homes.

    At what point do you say to heck with the feds?

    The children live in the eastern Tennessee community of Top of the World – serviced by School Bus 49. Normally, the bus travels along the Foothills Parkway. Other roads leading to the isolated mountain community are impassible by bus.

    “It’s dangerous,” said Nancy Kemp, the spokesperson for Blount County Schools.”It’s very curvy and straight up the mountain. It’s just not a safe route.”

    One local resident told Knoxville television station WBIR that the alternative roads are “white knuckle routes.”

    The closure caught locals by surprise and left the school district scrambling to alert parents that they would need to find a way to get their kids back home. And until the partial government shutdown ends, school buses will not run. That means parents will have to transport their children to and from school using treacherous “white knuckle routes.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013...feds-shut-down-major-roadway-block-access-to/
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    "Even more insulting is the National Park Service won’t allow family members to visit old grave sites.

    “Some of them have family members buried there,” the mayor said. “And they go and visit every week at the churches still in the cove. They are not able to do that.”

    t’s gotten to the point where Mayor Mitchell said Americans are ready to start fighting back.
    “It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” he said.

    They almost crossed that line in Blount County.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013...feds-shut-down-major-roadway-block-access-to/
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    Libs - please justify as you do with everything this Administration does.
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    a 77 and 80 year old couple given 24 hours to vget out of their home wow some government

    O'Connell's face-off with the feds coincided with a family being forced out of their private home by Lake Mead in Nevada.

    "According to KTNV in Nevada, Joyce Spencer, 77, and her husband Ralph, 80, were told to leave their home last week because it sits on federal land. The couple reportedly has owned the home since the 1970s, but were given 24 hours to get out last week.
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    The administration has to make theatrical shutdowns otherwise no one would really miss what the government is doing.

    I remember walking through the WW II memorial late in the evening and there were no guards, rangers or police present. Why put barricades up now if you didn't control it in the evenings before? What will they do next, put a big drape over the Gateway Arch and the Washington Monument so we cant see them?
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    Yes if the government doesn't stop what they do, nobody would miss them, this is true.

    You put the barricades up because nobody is available to provide the wide range of services provided by the government, which includes cleaning, maintenance, monitoring, etc.

    Again, if somebody slipped on some trash because there was no janitor cleaning the monuments, you would be whining about Obama not personally cleaning the monuments.
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    Who knew the federal government did so many magnanimous things, like maintaining the county's major road for them?

    If you all suddenly love government so much, you should probably encourage your House members to lobby Boehner to put the clean CR up for a vote in the House and let it pass, as it would. That way, everybody can get all their sweet federal government benefits (such as this road) back.
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    Bs..Mayor of DC said they would take out the trash but feds said no
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    So your argument is the Federal Government is closing this road because they are worried about the safety of these children traveling on roads not properly maintained or monitored due to the partial government shutdown. That is your assertion?
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    So either house should rubber stamp dems ideas or dems will punish everybody. Where in the constitution does it say house is a rubber stamp
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    So to prove a point its ok to make school kids travel over very dangerous roads and maybe some of them get killed If it were your kids how would you feel?
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    31 USC ss. 1342, 1350 and 1351 have a lot to do with why the feds said no, FYI.
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    Rubber stamp is an awfully loaded word. The votes are there now. It isn't a rubber stamp when the majority of the House is willing to pass it. The only hurdle is that the majority of the majority party (itself a minority) does not want to pass the bill. Where in the Constitution does it say that the majority of the majority party should be required to pass bills?
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    I believe the Republican National Committee said they would pay the government the cost to keep the WW II memorial open as well as it was turned down.
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    No they are closing it because legally they have to close things maintained by appropriations but which are not considered essential (in the legal definition of that term).
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    Liberal Harry Reid has already said they dont care about children with cancer so why should they care if a bus slides off the side of a mountain and kills 35 or 40 kids? I make 3 to 4 trips to this area a year and some of these roads are death traps. But whats a few kids hear or there. Especially if they are not yours
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    I like the one I saw earlier (props to whoever came up with it first)...

    Paraphrased: the white house sits on federal land and should be shut down. The obamas can live in a hotel for now.
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    Great maybe they could stay at Motel 8 they keep the lights on all night
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    It's bigger than Watergate!!!! (Chapter 143.)

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