What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

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What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby DonNewcomb » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:41 pm

Anyone know what will happen at I.R. in case of a Government shutdown?

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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby Damon S » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:11 pm

Actually heard on them talking about it on the radio today. Said the Manitou Islands and Isle Royal would not be operating.
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby Rafiki » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:54 pm

Something like this apparently happened at some point in the 90's. The government partially shutdown for 26 days, not sure how this affected the status of whether or not the parks remained open or closed. However, I believe Damon is correct and I believe this also was the case by in the day.
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby Rafiki » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:53 pm

Btw, I did a little search for you. If you are interested in reading more about how this will affect national parks feel free to read more in depth on it here http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110408/ap_ ... al_workers
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby Tom » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:01 am

Well, looks like the crisis has be adverted, but it did make me wonder something: What if NPS (and others) were already out on the Isle? Would they ship them off? Authorize funds to bring them food and supplies? Seems there would be a life-safety issue at some point.

None the less, glad to know (no matter what your perspective of how it played out in Washington) that the park will be open and available to us this spring.
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby DonNewcomb » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:57 pm

During a shutdown in the Reagan Administration, my sis-in-law was a temporary volunteer caretaker in Horn Island, which is part of Gulf Islands Natl. Seashore.
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby mikehauptman » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:14 pm

With the debt crises coming to a head, could this result in the closing of Isle Royale?
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby DonNewcomb » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:23 pm

mikehauptman wrote:With the debt crises coming to a head, could this result in the closing of Isle Royale?
It's possible. Whenever there is a budget crisis the NPS gets tossed under the bus, even though the entire NPS budget wouldn't run DOD for a day.
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby Keweenaw » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:43 am

mikehauptman wrote:With the debt crises coming to a head, could this result in the closing of Isle Royale?


Probably not, as that would cost a lot of extra money. Basically the government would just have to decide which bills not to pay.
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Re: What happens in case of a Govt. shutdown?

Postby chiefiepoo » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:26 am

I guess they'd have to track us down with packs of dogs and spotters in helicopters. It would be fun trying to do some escape and evasion after all of these years. :lol:

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