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12 Completely Unnecessary Government Shutdown Events

Twelve unprecedented, completely unnecessary actions made by the Obama administration during the government shutdown.

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4. Attempting To Shut Down Privately-Owned Mount Vernon


George Washington’s home is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

They receive no funding from federal or state governments. Nevertheless, park officials attempted to barricade the parking lots.

5. Ordering The Closure Of A Colonial Farm The Gov. Hasn’t Supported Since 1980


Funding for the Claude Moore Colonial Farm was cut from the budget in 1980.

The NPS sent law enforcement agents to remove staff and volunteers from the property.


8. Forcing Property Owners Out Of Their Homes On Federal Land


Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They've been forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they've owned since the 70s.

10. Threatening To Cancel The Air Force-Navy Football Game For No Reason


The Naval Academy Athletic Association is a private organization not funded by the government. When asked why the games would be cancelled, Naval Academy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk said he was told it was about "optics."

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