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Lake Mead Property Owners Forced Out Of House

From the ABC Las Vegas affiliate, KTNV:

Lake Mead property owners forced out until shutdown ends

By Jacqui Heinrich | October 6, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.

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.

There have been 17 government shutdown since the 70s. Apparently, they were not forced out of their house before. And why were they only given 24 hours? This is government power running amuck.

"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."

If they have to wait for a real budget to be passed, God help them!

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.

Just who the hell do they think they are?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 7th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Lake Mead Property Owners Forced Out Of House”

  1. Noyzmakr says:

    Where is FOX News?

  2. Petronius says:

    The man is a sadist.

    “Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.”
    – Nietzsche, “Also Sprach Zarathustra”

  3. untrainable says:

    So let’s add this all up. They’re elderly. They own a business. They own their own home outright. And judging by the picture, they’re white.

    Well, no wonder Obama had them thrown out of their home. They represent every aspect of Obama’s enemies. They’re obviously dangerous conservatives… possibly even tea party sympathizers, or dare I even think it… Patriotic Americans… [shudder]. Well, it’s a good thing that these racists are being made to suffer for their evil conservative ways. How dare they own their own home! How dare they own a family business… THEY DIDN’T BUILD THAT! Obama says, “let em eat cake… or in this case, ice cream.”

  4. BillK says:

    The live in Lake Mead.

    They need to send a letter of thanks to their Senator.

    Lest you forget who represents Las Vegas, it’s Harry Reid.

    Note how the article omits that.

  5. Right of the People says:

    I guess it has never occurred to the O-hole and his minions that this ain’t making them any friends. Even libtards who back the O-hole blindly probably look at crap like this and say WTF!

    Let the revolution begin.

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