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    Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire

    And 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.
    Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire | McClatchy


    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.
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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire Read more: http://www.mcclat

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire | McClatchy
    The federal government needs to TAKE more land.
    Now, are they "taking it" or are they "buying it." iirc, there's a difference.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire Read more: http://www.mcclat

    They can buy it if they want it regardless of the owners willingness to sell. There are wildlife corridors they are interested in enhancing that will take historic large ranches from people and this despite the fact that private people, along with government agencies and volunteer groups are working together successfully to provide those very corridors. The list of lands they want is hideous.

    A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that’s essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...use-land-grab/
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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire Read more: http://www.mcclat

    Obama is a phony and may just want new land he can make off limits to oil, gas , or coal exploration.

    He might make some of it off to all humans to save it for future Generations to enjoy staying off of too.

    That is Government thinking at work.

    I don't trust anything Obama says, and he promises, the trust goes even farther down. He has a track record replete with lies.

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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire | McClatchy

    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.
    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!
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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire

    The Federal Government owns 84.5% of Nevada, and 45.4 % of California.

    What should be happening is the selling of some of this land for development putting money in the Treasury creating a few jobs.

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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire

    pretty sure the federal government has more land than it knows what to do with, or can effectively manage, as it is. More is not needed.

    Why doesn't Obama take that money and spend it for those 70,000 children he's gonna kill by misdirecting the USAID funds?

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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    pretty sure the federal government has more land than it knows what to do with, or can effectively manage, as it is. More is not needed.

    Why doesn't Obama take that money and spend it for those 70,000 children he's gonna kill by misdirecting the USAID funds?
    Mostly because there is no 70,000 children in jeopardy. That is just another load of Liberal Bovine Scatology.

    I heard a former Clinton adviser say so earlier today.

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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire

    This is wholly extravagant and unnecessary.

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    Re: Obama's plan to buy more public land draws GOP fire

    And over here we have a idiotic Government attempting to do the opposite.

    Jealous? Yes ...

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