Anonymous Ranger Claiming National Park Service is Making Sequestration Cuts as Painful as PossibleBy Rocky Thompson on March 11th, 2013
With seven months to execute across the board 5% cuts, the National Park Service is culling some programs. One disgruntled and anonymous ranger approached Fox News to claim that the NPS is cutting the most popular interpretive programs and other highly visible park programs, making the cuts as painful for the public as possible. The reason?
“It’s obvious that they want the public to feel the pain in order to push this agenda that Washington wants,” the ranger said. “A lot of these parks can absorb these cuts without the public’s visit being affected.”
Now, I’m sure the NPS can play politics, but I also don’t think anyone who’s gone to school for a decade to get a low-paying job working in the National Parks is going to intentionally sabotage the entire operation.