- Posted October 3, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Not just federal employees affected
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
This is what visitors from all over the world who travel to our national treasure Yellowstone Park see upon arriving. How much did that trip cost them? What you also don't hear about on the news is the collateral damage to all the small local businesses surrounding the parks. We have encountered empty shops and restaurants, and small town folks wondering how they will survive with no income from tourists. I am sick of the republican house pretending to help 'the people' - that's a bunch of nonsense. They are hurting millions with this shutdown, the fed employees are only part of the story.