As lawmakers struggle to pass a spending bill before current federal funding runs out next week, observers warn that a government shutdown could severely hamper land management agencies and the people and businesses they support. Failure to extend funding could mean furloughs for tens of thousands of agency employees and lead to the closure of national parks, the loss of regional tourism dollars and the cessation of permitting for oil and gas drilling, mining, recreation and other public land uses...Well visitation to the national parks was down by 4.2 million last year anyway, so I say shut them down.
Furloughing "tens of thousands" of envirocrats? Let's call them Freedom Furloughs and have plenty of them.
Permits? Have enough of those Freedom Furloughs and we won't need no stinking permits. Federal lands will once again become public lands, or better yet private lands.
Let's make The West a permit-free zone.