This is just flat out bullying. The Feds are good at that. The people without connections and clout feel the brunt while the privileged political class sees little impact.
The courses where Barack Obama plays at Andrews Air Force Base and Ft. Belvoir (146 rounds to date as president, he’s probably on the links as I write this) are still open.
The commissaries are closed. People can’t shop for groceries. But the President gets to play golf.
Mr. Obama can play golf on a course which demands upkeep, watering, staff, etc, but this couple in their 70s, who own their home outright, who don’t need any federal employee assistance, don’t get to sleep in their own bed. That is pretty messed up.
In a crony capitalist world some are more equal than others.
Last Thursday park rangers arrived at the elderly couple’s home and forced them to leave. Their home sits on federal lands. Even though the Spencer’s have owned their home for more than 4 decades, the park ranger told them they could not return until a budget was passed.
“I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in,” Mrs. Spencer said of her husband Ralph.