The National Park Service is closing monuments and memorials and ending trash collection on the National Mall due to the government shutdown.
Spokeswoman Carol Johnson said Tuesday that workers are barricading the monuments and shutting down fountains at the World War II Memorial. In total, fountains at 45 sites are being shut off.
About 330 park rangers and other staff are being furloughed due to the government shutdown. But Johnson says U.S. Park Police will remain on duty to guard the monuments and memorials.
Trash collection ends Tuesday on the National Mall at parks maintained by the National Park Service in downtown Washington.
Since they already shut down White House tours for the sequester, Obama had to come up with some new way of screwing people. These monuments are normally open to the people – some of them have been there a long, long time. They are guarded by the Capitol Police – who are still working! So they paid the Capitol Police to put up barricades around them to keep tourists out!
But wait! There’s more!
— Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 1, 2013
How much you want to bet that the White House dogwalker/pooperscooper is an “essential employee?” And you know that Barry and Michelle won’t miss any golf games or fancy soirees with their buds.
Fuck, fuck, fuckity-fuck!