Well, I haven’t forgot the scumbaggery of the Spite House and the Barrycades.
WASHINGTON — Last October’s 16-day government shutdown cut the number of visitors to national parks by nearly 7.9 million, according to a report issued by the Department of the Interior Monday.
That drop in visitors resulted in an estimated loss of $414 million in spending in what are known as “gateway regions” — the towns just outside of national parks where people buy gas and supplies, eat at restaurants and stay in hotels.
The report found that the communities near 45 of the country’s parks experienced a loss of more than $2 million each. Five states — Arizona, California, North Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming — experienced a projected loss of more than $20 million each in October visitor spending, according to the report.
“The senseless shutdown cost…
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