Closed: Arches National Park
September 30th, 2013
03:21 PM ET
12 months ago

National parks on brink of desertion

(CNN) - Never mind that visit to the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Forget visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia. And that hiking adventure at Yellowstone National Park? It might not happen.

If Congress doesn't pass a spending bill by midnight tonight, many travelers will quickly start feeling the impact of the impasse.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Tourists will feel the effects of the national parks closing, and so will the many small business that rely on them. So will the prospective home owner who's looking for a government backed home mortgage.

    So will the miscellaneous bureaucrat who's trying to make a car note, a mortgage, and feed his family. His credit rating will suffer when he makes a late payment or two. And, so will far too many people for this aging brain to estimate.

    September 30, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. rs

    A shut down will cost the state I live in (Arizona) $1.7 million a day in lost tourist revenues just for closing the Grand Canyon. All of the federal parks in AZ. bring in $2.7million a day. Thanks, GOP- that accomplished a lot!

    September 30, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The GOP serves The Koch Brothers; not you. Vote them ALL out!

    September 30, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. just asking

    pay for them with some of the $50-100 billion of waste, fraud and abuse in the medicare system.

    September 30, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. What's in that tea anyway?

    @just asking

    pay for them with some of the $50-100 billion of waste, fraud and abuse in the medicare system.
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    Oh yeah....We need to fix that since that started the moment Pres. Obama took office. You have been of your meds for so long, your psychosis is covered under Obamacare as a pre-existing condition. Good thing for you, we have help for you. Now go lay down and let the adults handle it from here.

    September 30, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    just asking wrote:

    pay for them with some of the $50-100 billion of waste, fraud and abuse in the medicare system.
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    Unfortunately, Republicans don't want to cut waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. They'd rather simply cut spending.

    September 30, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Thomas

    The GOP doesn't want National Parks , PBS , Education or Science.

    They only want to exploit recourses and people for the good of the corporations share holders .

    Who will profit off of a government shutdown ?

    September 30, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |