Obama has issued instructions that life be made as difficult as possible for people. He’s even trying to close off access to the ocean. I assume he thinks that the Republicans will be blamed. Are people really that stupid?
Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was “closed” due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.
The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.
This is governing by temper-tantrum.
Quite. Petty and arrogant, a typical dictator.
Edit: According to the Washington Examiner, only 17% of government operations are affected by the “shutdown.” No doubt personally chosen by Obama to inflict maximum pain on the public he is supposed to be serving.