Comment By Bob L.
June 21st 2013
I can not believe that the American people are so Stupid, they complain about the intrusion of the Government in to their lives, and then turn right around and let the Governments tell them that they don’t own these State, City, County, and State Parks.
These entities’ don’t own any thing they are owned by the American people and they are only care takers of them for the people who give them Tax money to maintain them, so I do not under stand how they can tell the people how they are going to use them and when, or even charge them to use them just to have a family Picnic for the day.
Now I did not say Camp, I said Picnic for the day, that should Always be free, if you want to camp then that should be chargeable, like they say, Water if an Electric pump is used, and Power are there, they are not free to any one.
But when they say they say they own them, they DO NOT the PEOPLE DO.
If the Government says they need money to Operate, then they need to do some House Cleaning in their Organization of Offices that are not needed, and should have never been started.
Looking at that list if Offices that will close if a budget is not achieved, they are nothing more than a Duplicate or Triplicate that one Office with fewer people could do, I know you have to give your Family and Friends a Lavished job with some one else’s money.
A good example is Liquor Control Board could be cut and be run by the State Patrol, being the state washed their hands of Alcohol and went private, Board of Education can take over all the Colleges with fewer people, you can go on and on and see where they can cut a lot of money in this Bureaucracy of Government Agencies.
These 34 state agencies could be totally cut in and made in to one, not Three Offices for every one office, and this could save money, Contingency planning for state agency operations, who will be shut down and who won’t.
There are probable more that could be phased into one, and use fewer people to do the work, but they think that they are so over worked, every time I have gone to a Government Office, all I see, is people waiting in line to talk to some one, while the people working there, were talking to each other and drinking Coffee, and all but two windows were closed out of Six or More that were unattended, then when someone opened a window one that was open, Closed.
It seems that Government Employees have more Breaks on the Taxpayers Dime, than they have time in working.
State shutdown would close state parks
By Lee Stoll
Thursday, June 20, 2013
LYNNWOOD, Wash. — The list of state-run programs that would be cut or scaled back by a government shutdown is 12 pages long. It would affect everything from state park summer trips to how officers keep tabs on sex offenders.
Marisol Silva’s first trip to Deception Pass State Park may be her only trip here this year.
“It’s terribly sad news,” said Silva.
If the state does not approve a new budget, parks will close just as the tourist season is starting.
Campsite and cabin reservations will be canceled.
“I’m going camping with our church in July over in Leavenworth. I don’t know if it’s a state park. I sure hope not,” said visitor Melynda Bly.
The list released Thursday says several offices will close down, including the Lottery, Liquor Control Board, Services for the Blind and the Arts Commission.
GPS tracking information for sex offenders will be suspended.
“I’m just astonished,” said Heidi Bride., who lost her job two weeks ago and is using WorkSource to get back on her feet. The state will close those offices, too. A skeletal staff will process unemployment benefits but Bride will have to find a job on her own.
“I depend on this. I’ll be out on the streets without WorkSource,” said Bride.
College students and their families face uncertainty too. They won’t know what financial aid will be available as they plan for the 2014 school year.