oliverd1981 - Member
Good Grief - they've not only closed the national parks, but their websites too. Must have taken more effort to take the pages down than just to leave them? A line has been crossed.
Yes, some Federal agencies are going out of their way to cause inconvenience to people, probably hoping that the public will get mad at Congress. But most people see things like you said above, that they're spending additional money on the closures.
Perfect (and high profile) example is the WWII memorial in Washington. The logical thing to do would be to put up a few signs saying that there would be no ongoing maintenance during the shutdown, so no grass mowed, no trash cans emptied, etc. Instead, they have erected barricades, then reinforced them when WWII vets entered anyways! Idiocy!!!
WWII Memorial Story