Government Shutdown Looms, Chamizal Could Close

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POSTED: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 1:01pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:17pm

EL PASO - If the government shuts down, it would affect all national parks - including one right here in El Paso.

Gates would close at Chamizal National Memorial at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning if congress cannot agree on a budget.  Only law enforcement would continue working, to keep the grounds secured. This would affect anyone who enjoys walking, working out, eating lunch, or touring the park and museum.

Right now park staff says they are preparing for a shutdown. If that happens, they, too, would have to wait for a paycheck.

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Let them keep up with these childish games. They do realize one thing will remain true.

The people should not fear its goverment, its goverment should fear its people.

We control the votes we control the country your just there for administration purposes so we don't have to do it so either get your act together or watch some riots happen and guess who's door we will be knocking on.

We never had these problems when George W. Bush was President.

No great loss at all. Shut it down permenantly.

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