Study: Smokies closure costs $33 million in lost spending so far

Oct 11, 2013 Full story: WATE-TV Knoxville 8

A study conducted by an economist at Western Carolina University estimates that the first 10 days of the government shutdown has cost more than $33 million in lost visitor spending in the 18 Tennessee and North Carolina counties within 60 miles of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Digger ODell

United States

#1 Oct 21, 2013
Why bother? With the stupid car shows blocking all the traffic in and arround town , no one can enjoy the shops and stores. Wake up and look at the confusion they are causing. Our family will never spend another penny in this miserable mess. Hope you enjoy sitting out among these clunkers.....
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#2 Oct 21, 2013
Though I understand they are "national" parks, why did the White House (Obama) shut down this sort of thing instead of something that was more "government" if they wanted to really hurt something,....or someone, like Americans?
you do

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Oct 23, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
Though I understand they are "national" parks, why did the White House (Obama) shut down this sort of thing instead of something that was more "government" if they wanted to really hurt something,....or someone, like Americans?
not have any idea what you are talking about. The teabaggers aided by Boehner shut down the government and would not allow a vote on the continuing resolution for 16 days. The Park Service is a part of the government. Remember that the next time one of them asks you for a vote. The only discretion the Park Service had was to do things to protect life and property on the 86 million acres and 400+ properties they manage on behalf of the people.
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#4 Oct 26, 2013
you do wrote:
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not have any idea what you are talking about.
I can tell by the manner in which you made your comment that you certainly do NOT have any idea, period.
Really

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Oct 26, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
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you posted crap and lies. Do some research.
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#6 Oct 27, 2013
Really wrote:
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you posted crap and lies. Do some research.
Oh, and what kind of a high ranking degree do you have?(not that I care) Those in government that are against Nobama is because he is Not an American citizen, is NOT a Christian, is Not for America and is Not for the American people Research?? Yeah, right!
BBQ

Staffordsville, KY

#8 Nov 29, 2013
Aint that a shame....you might have to send all the foreign workers back home!
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#9 Nov 29, 2013
Digger ODell wrote:
Why bother? With the stupid car shows blocking all the traffic in and arround town , no one can enjoy the shops and stores. Wake up and look at the confusion they are causing. Our family will never spend another penny in this miserable mess. Hope you enjoy sitting out among these clunkers.....
PLEASE take your miserable self somewhere else next year and let the thousands who come to the car shows do WITHOUT you.

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