Budget Proposals Take Different Approach to National ParksBy Rocky Thompson on March 15th, 2013
The sequestration is in effect, at least for now. This is the across-the-board budget cuts that affect all government institutions. One person compared this method of cost cutting to trying to lost 10lbs, but instead of concentrating on stomach fat you hire a surgeon to remove equal parts of every vital piece of your body.
Under Paul Ryan’s GOP proposal the Park Service would have to close “hundreds of national parks … for parts of the year” beginning in 2014. Under Patty Murray’s Democratic proposal, the cuts ordered by the sequester would be replaced with new revenues and spending cuts, but it would fail to immediately balance the budget, something Ryan’s proposal accomplishes.
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