By Jacqui Heinrich
The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.
Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They’ve been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn’t an option.
The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they’ve owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.
“I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants,” Joyce Spencer told Action News.
The Stewart’s Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they’re not allowed in until the government reopens…
I hope Obama and Reid rot in hell. This is just spiteful.
PS: Today, the House UNANIMOUSLY voted to give back pay to furloughed Federal workers. The Senate was supposed to vote on the bill this afternoon, but then Harry Reid shut that whole thing down and adjourned the Senate.
I am not particularly sympathetic to most government employees because I think they are pampered and superfluous. That said, I don’t really have a problem with paying them since this clusterfark isn’t their fault – although there are a lot of assh0les that should just be terminated, especially some of the pr1cks in the IRS and NPS.
The thing about the backpay bill is it puts Harry Reid and Senate Democrats in a tricky situation. If even Nancy Pelosi was willing to vote for a bill to pay the workers, how can Harry not permit the Senate to vote on it?
How are Federal workers going to feel about that when they learn that the reason there hasn’t been a bill passed to pay them is because of Mr No…Harry Reid?
Shoe. Other foot. Some assembly required.
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