Shutdown Pain: Government Kicks People Out Of Homes


Since the government shutdown began, it has become apparent that Federal officials are going out of their way to make sure average Americans are inconvenienced as much as possible. The government, which spent last week closing national monuments in Washington D.C. and throughout the Nation (likely spending more than it would have cost to keep them open), has even resorted to kicking Americans out of privately owned properties situated on Federal land.

According to the Nevada-based KTNV, federally-funded roads that lead to the Lake Mead home of Joyce Spencer, 77, and her husband Ralph, 80, were shut down due to the lack of government funds and forest officials forced the elderly couple out of their home.

From the report:

The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they’ve owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.

“I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants,” Joyce Spencer told Action News.

The Stewart’s Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they’re not allowed in until the government reopens.

Park officials said property owners can visit only to retrieve belongings; they sent Action News a statement which reads in part, “Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen.”

Joyce Spencer said she’s alright in the meantime, staying with nearby family, but the move was a lot to handle as a senior citizen.

“I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in,” Spencer said. “We’re not hurt in any way except it might cost me if I have to go buy more pants.”

The Lake Mead properties are considered vacation homes; one of the lease requirements to own a plot is people must have an alternative residence.

Regardless, the Spencers said it’s their property and they should be allowed in, shutdown or not.

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  • Nadzieja Batki

    O promised that he would make life miserable for the American people because of the Gov. shutdown. Just the American people weren’t told what form his malevolence would take.

    • FreedomTrainUSA

      The House TWICE passed bill that funded everything EXCEPT the “Little Boy Dictator’s” DEATH CARE BILL…that is why he created the So Called Shut Down…So that he could have another one of his Famous TEMPER TANTRUMS…When he does not get his way…

  • JimH

    By the People, for the People. Once upon a time.
    The elitists are making our lives harder, but it’s for our own good.(sarcasm off now)

    • FreedomTrainUSA

      As my dad who was a World War ! veteran used to say…and he has been dead for 30 years…He would say that it has become…By the POLITICIAN…For the POLITICIANS…Of the POLITICIAN…

  • WiSe GuY

    First it was Veterans, now the elderly…Can you say BULLY?

  • FreedomTrainUSA

    This entire episode is all about the “Little Boy Dictator” not getting his way…SO HE THROWS A GIGANTIC TEMPER TANTRUM….AND KEEPS IT GOING 24 HOURS A DAY…

  • Drake2003

    I suppose that since the White House and the Vice Presidential residence both sit on federal lands, maybe the inhabitants of these homes should be removed due the government shutdown. Maybe a little inconvenience on their part would be in order.

    • michiganminuteman

      I am willing to pitch in and drive my pick-up to the WH and help move. Who’s with me?

  • TheSilverRanger

    Remember what Michael Savage told us. The more power THEY(the government) have, the less YOU(the American people) have.

  • trugrits

    something stinks in Washington DC. I think it is bo.

  • John Weaver

    I believe the time has come for the federal government to relinquish all properties that are not directly related to it’s Constitutional functions back to the states in which these properties reside. Meaning, NO National Parks at all. NO federal lands.
    It seems, our dictator in chief has decided to punish the American people, Obama has forgotten, as have the Democrats, they work for us, not the other way around. It’s past time for state Governors and legislatures (Republican and Democrat) to take the stance that Wisconsin has and tell the feds where they can go stick it!
    I like the idea proposed here, the White House and Blair House are both “Federal Housing” as they are national monuments, shut them down and kick the residences out!

    • michiganminuteman

      I agree , but let’s see what our “Supreme Leader” says about that.

  • E.l. Roger

    Like the pretender said : he wants the people to feel the PAIN ! such a spoiled rotten little child !

  • Hat Bailey

    Public roads like this fall within the common law right of travel which should be a constitutionally guaranteed human right to access private property. Right of access means right to property, refusal of access is refusal to recognize an unalienable God given human right.

  • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

    The Federal government departments and agencies do not own any Federal lands or Federal properties. The Federal government departments and agencies are only the local land and property managers who manage the Federal lands and Federal properties for their BOSSES and their MASTERS who are We The People(millions of ordinary regular private individual U.S. Citizen TAX PAYERS and Voters) who are the Federal government. The Federal government is exclusively only We The People. The Federal government elected and appointed politicians, judges, law enforcement agents or officers and all Federal government bureaucrats ARE NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and instead they are only mere “public servants” or mere “public serfs” who are only the temporary and expendable workers or employees who “serve” exclusively only We The People{[(aka the Federal government)]} and NEVER serve any illegal alien foreign nationals and who work for and who take orders from and who obey the orders that are mandated and dictated to them from the Federal government who is exclusively We The People(millions of ordinary regular private individual U.S. Citizen TAX PAYERS and Voters) WHO EXCLUSIVELY ARE THE Federal government. The Federal government departments and agencies are not the land owners and are not the property owners of any Federal lands or any Federal properties. All Federal lands and all Federal properties are owned exclusively and only by We The People(millions of ordinary regular private individual U.S. Citizen TAX PAYERS and Voters). We The People are exclusively the only land owners and the only property owners and the only landlords of all Federal lands and all Federal properties. The Federal agents or Federal National Park “Service” Rangers and Federal Bureau Of Land Management Agents or Rangers and Federal National Forest “Service” Rangers are all required by Constitutional Law to obtain a court order or warrant signed by a Federal judge BEFORE any Federal agents can remove or evict any U.S. Citizen, who legally and lawfully resides on any Federal land or Federal property(and who has not committed any crime on Federal land or Federal property), from any Federal land or Federal property, with the exceptions of Federal properties and Federal lands that are maintained and operated by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Federal Intelligence Services, The Department Of Energy, The Department Of Defense Property of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Gaurd, National Guard, etc., etc.. This has already been explained in court and out of court by Nye County Nevada Sheriff Tony (Anthony) DeMeo, who is the elected Constitutionalist Sheriff of the Nye County Sheriff’s Office of Nye County Nevada, in Constitutional Law issues, contentions, U.S. Federal court litigations, Nevada State court litigations or disputes with the regional office of the U.S. Bureau Of Land Management in Nye County Nevada.

  • steve

    this is just the beginning. expect the worst.

  • ibn insha

    More than 50% of the populace of this country do not mind giving up their liberties and honors in exchange for freebies from the government. (No wonder we elected and reelected Obama and many in the Congress). When that happens there is no majority to challenge the establishment or not elect corrupt person in the elections. I often find myself dumbfounded when I talk with (apparently educated) people about the role of the government and a vast majority claim that it is government’s job to take care of them. Not only that, you cannot convince them that they are wrong. These people are comfortable with government telling them how to live their lives. The other day a family friend of mine gushed how good our government, at all levels, is that they care so much about us that they force us not to eat too much salt or drink too much soda. She said, “What would we do without our government.” When you have people like that who is going to question government’s overreach and deliberate attempt to make people’s lives miserable.

  • Quester55

    All Federal Land? The TRUE AMERICANS The TRIBES, Have FEDERAL CONTROLLED Reservations, Are we to Assume that they are CLOSED & the INDIANS REMOVED from them as well?

  • Quester55

    Will We Allow OBAMA to Declare, ” MARTIAL LAW “, On the 19Th. of October?
    Who’s to Stop Him?