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Old 04-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Angry To go or not to go? Dang government!

I'm not sure what to do right now. We were planning on going camping at CGNHP, but not sure what to do. If this stupid government shuts down, then National Parks shut down too. I'm not a huge fan of getting there, getting set up then told ...... oh wait.... we are closed... GO HOME!
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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I wouldn't go unless there are acceptable alternatives nearby. It looks like a shutdown is likely.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:25 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what to do right now. We were planning on going camping at CGNHP, but not sure what to do. If this stupid government shuts down, then National Parks shut down too. I'm not a huge fan of getting there, getting set up then told ...... oh wait.... we are closed... GO HOME!
Go Anyway, If the govt shuts down and they come and ask you to leave remind them that they are now off the payroll and should be going home themselves. Your equipped to stay in the campground they are not and so what if you can not buy a candy bar in their little store.
But really where did you read or see that they would close, there are a lot of federal parks that are self serve, I would think that they allow the campgrounds to remain open, just no enhanced services. Then again I may be wrong, but I'd still go.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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GO but make sure you have a "plan B"....
Remember..."the key to life is how well you deal with plan B."
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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The last time they had a shutdown, they put the gate bars down and turned folks away. Try turning a 5th wheel or Class A around on some of those entrance roads. Traffic was lined up for miles.

Folks who were already camped were rounded up and told they had to leave. Rangers have guns now. Speak kindly to them, they are not getting paid and are irritable.

The shutdown could be for weeks (maybe months!) Plan alternates and stay flexible. State parks are gonna be crowded.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:46 PM   #7
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How does the shutdown work? I realize it is non essential services, but do the employees get employment insurance? I would think this will be hard on the people told to go home.
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How does the shutdown work? I realize it is non essential services, but do the employees get employment insurance? I would think this will be hard on the people told to go home.
Hard? How about our troops in combat not getting paid. No option to go home; no money to pay the rent or mortgage; wife and kids wondering how they are going to cope. Yea, as "essential employees" they will get back pay someday, but the mortgage company won't much care about that.

No unemployment insurance for non-essential federal workers because they are not unemployed; just un-compensated. Besides there is a waiting week.
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Sorry for the ignorance about it, didn't mean to offend anyone.I have just never seen it in Canada as is apparent when we have to vote in a non confidence. Back to the poles in less then 3 years again.
you think there would be a provision in the legislation for government employees to miss the mortgage payments while the government was in shut down, after all it was taxpayers dollars that saved them.
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If I remember right, the military is paid on the 1st and 15th, so if the government can reach an agreement by the 14th, our great service people shouldn't miss out on a paycheck.
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