More from President Obama’s “make life as difficult as possible” strategy:
The National Park Service also closed the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare in the county. The closure came without warning and left the local school district scrambling to get children back to their homes.
The children live in the eastern Tennessee community of Top of the World – serviced by School Bus 49. Normally, the bus travels along the Foothills Parkway. Other roads leading to the isolated mountain community are impassible by bus.
“It’s dangerous,” said Nancy Kemp, the spokesperson for Blount County Schools.”It’s very curvy and straight up the mountain. It’s just not a safe route.” . . .
Until the partial government shutdown ends, school buses will not run. That means parents will have to transport their children to and from school using treacherous “white knuckle routes.”
This has gone beyond a fight over spending and a quixotic effort to defund Obamacare. This is much bigger now. The president has maliciously decided to shut down things that don’t need to be shut down, purely to hurt people. He must not get away with it.