National Parks Close; Create Big Impact Locally

Dozens of people stopped in their tracks today as they approached the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, but not because of the historic monuments. The government shutdown has closed all national parks until further notice. But what does this mean for one of the areas largest and most lucrative attractions?

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sailasails2 - 10/2/2013 9:57 AM
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Budget deficits, Medicaid funding - more than once,their own pay raises, and social spending. Most of this were Republicans trying to get something for themselves or their constituents. This Country isn't run as a Democracy at all. Congress isn't representing "we, the people", but themselves and those that pay them more than we do.

sailasails2 - 10/2/2013 9:32 AM
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The federal government has previously shut down 17 times in the past four decades. The longest shutdowns were: • 1. December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996, 21-day dispute between President Clinton and the Republican House over budget deficit projections. • 2. September 30 to October 18, 1978, 18-day dispute over President Carter's veto of a bill funding a a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and additional disputes over Medicaid funding for abortion. • 3. September 30 to October 13, 1977, 12-day dispute between the House and Senate over Medicaid dollars for abortion. • 4. September 30 to October 12, 1979, 11-day dispute between the Senate and House over pay raises for Congress and abortion spending. • 5. September 30 to October 11, 1976, 10-day dispute between President Ford and Congress over social spending. Prior to 1980, most government agencies kept operating without a budget. But in 1980 and 1981, Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti issued two opinions that more strictly interpreted the Anti-deficiency Act to limit what operations are "essential" and may continue without a budget

JeffK - 10/1/2013 11:09 PM
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Parks and other non-essential services close... while Congress remains open for business (or non-business) as usual...
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