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.


8 Responses to “Imagine if a Republican Administration Did This”

  1. Care on October 7th, 2013 2:39 pm

    "By their fruit, ye shall know them." Rotten to the core.

  2. Truesoldier__ on October 7th, 2013 2:57 pm

    Ok so if Dear Leader feels he can kick people out of their homes because the homes are on Federal land and the government is "shutdown" then shouldn't Dear Leader and Mooch be forced to vacate the WH as it is not only on Federal land, but it is operated by the Federal government (and owned by the taxpayers).

  3. Doug on October 7th, 2013 4:14 pm

    Good point!

  4. Truesoldier__ on October 7th, 2013 6:18 pm

    Speaking of 'if a Republican Administration did this', Dear Leader has relegated all negotiating authority to Harry Reid. In other words, if Reid caves and were to negotiate something to do with Obamacare then dear leader can claim he didn't negotiate it. Or if Reid refuses to negotiate and the government remains "shutdown" then Dear leader can say it isn't my fault Reid and Boehner cannot come to an agreement.

  5. backwoodsconsr on October 7th, 2013 7:15 pm

    It's privately owned, but the government controls it. Isn't that the definition of fascism?

  6. backwoodsconsr on October 7th, 2013 7:35 pm

    They have to vacate their home on Mead because of Obamamerde.

  7. Truesoldier__ on October 7th, 2013 9:00 pm

    I just saw there is more about the Obamacare poster child. It appears the whole thing is a lie, he never even signed up for Obamacare:

    UPDATE: Kliff got Henderson on the phone again (he did not respond to a Facebook message from this reporter) and he admits that he did not complete the enrollment process, but argues that he was not lying when he said he did. She does not appear to have asked about his connections to the Obama campaign and Enroll America.

  8. Truesoldier__ on October 7th, 2013 10:07 pm

    Just saw that Obama has had the park service ok an "immigration" rally on the mall in DC tomorrow, you know the place that has been closed down to vets and American citizens all week.

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