Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire
Originally Posted by MaggieD
At a time when we are trying to spend less, increasing this particular fund by $450 million is a slap in the face. This is just another way to expand government. I had no idea the government owned 3 out of 10 acres. Kind of scarey actually. Wonder where he's gunna put those parks for those people who go days without setting foot on a blade of grass. Hey, maybe he can knock down some of our failing schools!
Keep in mind the majority of that land is going to be wasteland that no one wants to begin with. Take Colorado for example. A lot of the land the government owns is above timberline. I would say a]the bulk of that land comes from various wilderness areas in the west and then the massive uninhabited regions of Alaska.