An elderly couple that owns their private residence on the federally owned lands of Lake Mead have been tossed out of their home by the federal government because of the partial government shutdown. They were given less than 24 hours notice to get out. Talk about mean spirited. You have to wonder about the employees carrying out these spiteful orders.
Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They’ve been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn’t an option.
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.” (Read More)
The DOJ also shut down the Amber Alert website, but after much ado online they put it back up. Oddly enough, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move site has been up and running all along.