- Posted October 2, 2013 by
glen canyon dam, Arizona
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
44 people, 7 state, and $50K in spending forfeited - Family Reunion Canceled
2 pairs of grandparents
Relatives with non-refundable tickets from WA, OR, ID, UT, AZ, NM, VI now have to cancel travel plans
Spending at LAKE POWELL / GLEND CANYON dam for a 14 day - 44 person family reunion canceled due to inability to fund the national parks or other parts of the government.
Money for 3 house boats, 2 ski boats, 2 jetskis, 8 kyacks, and 14 hotel rooms will NOT be given to the struggling economy of Page AZ. No shopping in Page for 14 days worth of food and fuel for 44 people. No pit stops along northern and southern routes for those traveling by car.
Page was already affected by HW89 road closure due to 2/2013 land slide - now more bad news there way.
There is talk about creating jobs and keeping economy growing. How does shutting down government and sending federal workers home help jobs? How does canceling americans fall break camping plans for visits to national parks and spending money help growth?
My LONG awaited, LONG planned, HARD earned vacation is derailed by MY governments inability to pass a clean spending bill to fund the parks they have already agreed to. Congress passed laws to own national parks - they need to make good on their commitment to fund them. Don't hold US hostage to try and slice out birth control for women or take a stand on denying health care rights. ObomaCare hasn't shown a loss in jobs - sending federal employees home and disrupting tourism in the private sector around national parks has PROVEN a loss in jobs.
OPEN MY GOVERNMENT! My family wants to spend $50,000 to complete our vacation plans at Lake Powell / Glen Canyon Dam!