States want reimbursement for funding...

States want reimbursement for funding parks during shutdown

There are 30 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 22, 2013, titled States want reimbursement for funding parks during shutdown. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Five states this month advanced funding to the federal government to reopen some of their national parks and protect themselves from major losses in tourism revenue during the 16-day shutdown.

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Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#1 Oct 22, 2013
“We’re still in a precarious financial situation, and we can’t afford to be paying the federal government’s bills permanently,” said Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer.“Everything we take in is accounted for, so we don’t have pots of dollars lying around that aren’t needed somewhere.”

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Lol....looks like even Governor Brewer wants to dip into the hand of the federal government for a "handout".
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#2 Oct 22, 2013
Obama NEVER should have shut down the government in the first place.

Despite 3 years to prepare, the incompetant, media-elected President, did not have the plan operational and certainly he could have agreed to delay the individual mandate one year.

The Feds have stolen MILLIONS from the states and they should pay the states back.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#3 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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Perhaps Ted (Jessie Helms) Cruz should pay the bills?

It might be more productive that a photo op with veterans, flag wagging, Palin-using-vets-as-a-politica l game and disappointing said veterans:

"We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain. The core principle is about all Americans honoring veterans in a peaceful and apolitical manner. Mr. Cruz, Ms. Palin and some attendees, including political parties may have not been aware of the goals of the marches which took place in over 60+ rallies across the nation."
UpChuck

Skiatook, OK

#4 Oct 22, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
“We’re still in a precarious financial situation, and we can’t afford to be paying the federal government’s bills permanently,” said Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer.“Everything we take in is accounted for, so we don’t have pots of dollars lying around that aren’t needed somewhere.”
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Lol....looks like even Governor Brewer wants to dip into the hand of the federal government for a "handout".
It would only be fair, since the federal employees got their back pay for setting on their butts for three weeks.
UpChuck

Skiatook, OK

#5 Oct 22, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Perhaps Ted (Jessie Helms) Cruz should pay the bills?
It might be more productive that a photo op with veterans, flag wagging, Palin-using-vets-as-a-politica l game and disappointing said veterans:
"We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain. The core principle is about all Americans honoring veterans in a peaceful and apolitical manner. Mr. Cruz, Ms. Palin and some attendees, including political parties may have not been aware of the goals of the marches which took place in over 60+ rallies across the nation."
I really think the republicans that did show the level of attacks the President was sliding down to was something the American people should be shown. It was not likely the networks would show it.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#6 Oct 22, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Perhaps Ted (Jessie Helms) Cruz should pay the bills?
It might be more productive that a photo op with veterans, flag wagging, Palin-using-vets-as-a-politica l game and disappointing said veterans:
"We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain. The core principle is about all Americans honoring veterans in a peaceful and apolitical manner. Mr. Cruz, Ms. Palin and some attendees, including political parties may have not been aware of the goals of the marches which took place in over 60+ rallies across the nation."
Supporting Veterans should be apolitical!!

But Obama using barricades to bar WWII Veterans from the WWII War memorial for SPITE just because they defeated Hitler, is unacceptable.

There should have been many more politicians and other leaders outraged by this type of diabolical action, and in that, yes I am surprised that more didn't join the protest.
Fire the GOP

Lyndhurst, NJ

#7 Oct 22, 2013
UpChuck wrote:
<quoted text>It would only be fair, since the federal employees got their back pay for setting on their butts for three weeks.
Oh I'm not saying it's not unfair. I'm just saying that even Governor Brewer want a "handout". Guess she didn't raise enough tax revenue in her own state to cover it so now she has to tap into federal taxpayer dollars. Ain't nothing wrong with that.....right?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#8 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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Supporting Veterans should be apolitical!!
You are right and exactly what silly Palin said. Too bad the vets were upset at the political shindig from Cruz, Palin and their grandstanding ilk.

Silly faux outrage over barricades when the focus should have been on others more seriously effected by the shutdown. And start with our kids.
Fire the GOP

Lyndhurst, NJ

#9 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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Supporting Veterans should be apolitical!!
But Obama using barricades to bar WWII Veterans from the WWII War memorial for SPITE just because they defeated Hitler, is unacceptable.
There should have been many more politicians and other leaders outraged by this type of diabolical action, and in that, yes I am surprised that more didn't join the protest.
So you ARE for government spending then? Someone's gotta pay to keep the memorials in pristine condition.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#10 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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There should have been many more politicians and other leaders outraged by this type of diabolical action,.
Dear, there were more serious issues for our politicians and leaders to deal with than barricades and partisan posturing over barricades.
Fire the GOP

Lyndhurst, NJ

#11 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
Obama NEVER should have shut down the government in the first place.
Despite 3 years to prepare, the incompetant, media-elected President, did not have the plan operational and certainly he could have agreed to delay the individual mandate one year.
The Feds have stolen MILLIONS from the states and they should pay the states back.
Pfft. That doesn't make sense. You GOP TEA RINO Birthers have been whininig for smaller government and then you finally shut it down....and then you blame President Obama for something of your own doing?

LOL...it's like when President Obama was for the individual mandate....a REPUBLIAN proposed idea---you whined about that too.
Fire the GOP

Lyndhurst, NJ

#14 Oct 22, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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You are right and exactly what silly Palin said. Too bad the vets were upset at the political shindig from Cruz, Palin and their grandstanding ilk.
Silly faux outrage over barricades when the focus should have been on others more seriously effected by the shutdown. And start with our kids.
That as kind of appalling. The planners of the demonstration wanted it to be non-political. And then Cruz and Palin waltzed in and used our veterans for political gain.

The irony of it all was that Cruz and Palin were wanting government back! SMH....what does the GOP TEA RINO Party really want? No one knows anymore.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#15 Oct 22, 2013
Clef Hanger wrote:
Another fine mess during Obama's watch.
This guy is more trouble than he's worth.
And the GOP was right about Turdocare.
I still think that behind the new screen name, lurks the vacuous Eighthman. No two people can have that unique blend of cluelessness and obnoxiousness.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#16 Oct 22, 2013
As long as we paid federal employees for not working, I would like to be paid for not going on vacation to a National Park during the 'shutdown'.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#17 Oct 22, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
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Pfft. That doesn't make sense. You GOP TEA RINO Birthers have been whininig for smaller government and then you finally shut it down....and then you blame President Obama for something of your own doing?
LOL...it's like when President Obama was for the individual mandate....a REPUBLIAN proposed idea---you whined about that too.
Obama could have agreed to a delay in the implementation of the individual mandate, esp. since he gave a delay to big corporations.

Jon Stewart, whose demographic represents the very people Obama needs to sign up for "Obamacare" can fly, expressed his concern also.

http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-ka...

"I’m an individual that doesn’t want it, it would be hard for me to look at a big business getting a waiver and not having to do it and me having to," Stewart said. "Because I would feel like ... like you are favoring big business because they lobbied you this year, but you’re not allowing individuals that same courtesy."

Sebelius ducked the question and repeated her talking points. She did that a few more times on his follow-ups, prompting Stewart to say, "Am I a stupid man?"
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#18 Oct 22, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Dear, there were more serious issues for our politicians and leaders to deal with than barricades and partisan posturing over barricades.
Really? The Barricades are a window into the soul of Barack Obama, who he is AND who is the power behind him, pulling the strings.

"Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure--one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it"

-Memoirs, p.405
Akim Von Sigurd

Osann-monzel, Germany

#19 Oct 22, 2013
Ubama did it for the children !
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#20 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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The Barricades are a window into the soul of Barack Obama,
Winner of the crazy talk du jour - Jon Stewart here is your next comedy skit!
Fire the GOP

Lyndhurst, NJ

#21 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama could have agreed to a delay in the implementation of the individual mandate, esp. since he gave a delay to big corporations.
Jon Stewart, whose demographic represents the very people Obama needs to sign up for "Obamacare" can fly, expressed his concern also.
http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-ka...
"I’m an individual that doesn’t want it, it would be hard for me to look at a big business getting a waiver and not having to do it and me having to," Stewart said. "Because I would feel like ... like you are favoring big business because they lobbied you this year, but you’re not allowing individuals that same courtesy."
Sebelius ducked the question and repeated her talking points. She did that a few more times on his follow-ups, prompting Stewart to say, "Am I a stupid man?"
That doesn't refute what I said:

"You GOP TEA RINO Birthers have been whining for smaller government and then you finally shut it down....and then you blame President Obama for something of your own doing?

LOL...it's like when President Obama was for the individual mandate....a REPUBLIAN proposed idea---you whined about that too."
Fire the GOP

Lyndhurst, NJ

#22 Oct 22, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama could have agreed to a delay in the implementation of the individual mandate, esp. since he gave a delay to big corporations.
Jon Stewart, whose demographic represents the very people Obama needs to sign up for "Obamacare" can fly, expressed his concern also.
http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-ka...
"I’m an individual that doesn’t want it, it would be hard for me to look at a big business getting a waiver and not having to do it and me having to," Stewart said. "Because I would feel like ... like you are favoring big business because they lobbied you this year, but you’re not allowing individuals that same courtesy."
Sebelius ducked the question and repeated her talking points. She did that a few more times on his follow-ups, prompting Stewart to say, "Am I a stupid man?"
...so 1) he is pushing for the individual mandate, and 2) according to you he is responsible for the shutdown....

...AGAIN...sounds like he is pushing the REPUBLICAN ideas (the individual mandate) and the TEA party desire (smaller government). You should be thanking Obama.

Geeeeez.

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