Monday, February 25, 2013

This is a crisis?

The Marietta Daily Journal says the threat of sequestration puts artillery demonstrations at risk at a nearby national park. Kayaking may be interrupted at another. Restrooms may be closed as well.

Closed restrooms. In other words, curtail a service that most directly impacts user comfort.

My friend Don asks why not make up any park budget cuts by reducing scheduled grounds maintenance? Skipping a mowing or two over the course of a season would save money. As Don says, allowing parts of a park to look more like a meadow instead of a golf course wouldn't ruin the visitors' experience.

But it also wouldn't allow for the maximum level of public pain the folks in Washington want you feel.

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