Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire | McClatchyAnd he wants to make it easier for them to use parks and public lands, saying that too many Americans "can go days without stepping on a single blade of grass."
Toward that end, the president wants Congress to double spending — to $900 million next year — on a conservation fund that's used to buy more property for the federal government. Currently, the government owns 635 million acres, or roughly three out of every 10 acres, with the largest chunk in Alaska.
Wow is that an obscene justification.
We have parks now that are being farmed out to private companies to manage because the federal government is incapable of doing the job. We have parks along the southern border that people can't visit because they are too dangerous. We have parks in the Northwest that are being used for big pot growing operations conducted by illegal immigrants. The Forest Service warned campers in Colorado last year to be careful of other campers who eat tortillas or drink Tecate beer because they might be dangerous pot growers.
Right. The federal government needs to TAKE more land.