Utah has reached an agreement to pay the Department of Interior 166,572$ a day to reopen national parks within the state. Is this money well spent?
It's ridiculous that the people of Utah are being forced to pay to maintain access to their own land. The Feds shouldn't ever have been given control of the land in the first place!
I don't know if the tourism dollars will cover the bill.
What's ridiculous is that they have to pay at all!
Gov.Cuomo just did the same thing here for the Statue of Liberty. Says tourism will more than make up for the money spent.
Only if it somehow makes them $167,000 a day.
Three counties had to declare a state of emergency because the economy tanked without tourism. It's not money well-spent because I shouldn't have to pay for Obama's vengeful behavior in the first place.
But since he's a spoiled brat and I do have to pay for his tantrum, I'd say that it's worth to keep money rolling into the state. With all of the other national parks closed in the west, all of the tourists will come here.
The answer is both
I understand that they are opening them to protect much needed tourism dollars...
I think if the government is shut down, the state in which the park is in should just take control. Why ask the permission of a federal GOV who can't stay in operation
Utah can afford it