Yet another good reason the federal government shouldn’t own any more land:
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.
They’ve lived in the home since the 1970′s and the story doesn’t mention that they had to leave every time there’s been a government shutdown (and there have been several since then). So presumably this is the first time, and they’re just victims of this petty, vindictive administration that wants to make the shutdown as painful as possible.
Keep in mind that this spitefulness against average Americans is being brought about by the same people now in charge of health care. Rest easy, America.