- Posted October 2, 2013 by
glen canyon dam, Arizona
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Sending Federal Workers Home is a loss of jobs - Governments inability to pass budget is loss of my family vacation
An even greater impact is the local economy in Page, AZ. They have already seen a decrease due to Hwy 89 road closure from a landslide earlier this year.
The private sector will be missing out - money for 3 house boats, 2 ski boats, jet skiis and kyack rentals will not hit the economy. Funds for hotel rooms in Page will never manifest. Gas and Food that would be purchased to keep 44 people on house boats for a week will not generate tax revenue.
Yes myself an my 43 other family members are not able to take our HARD EARNED vacation. But what about the federal employees that are being sent home without pay? What about the nations Vets that will see the VA back-log grow? What about the private sector that thrives from the National Park tours?
I am mad about my vacation - but I am infuriated that it has come to this. Fund the government - go to the table after to resolve issues. The ONLY issue right now is OPENING MY GOVERNMENT! Open my National Parks and monuments - Pass a clean spending bill!