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Shutdown: National Parks & Monuments
Updated: Wednesday, October 2 2013, 12:00 AM CDT
WEST BRANCH, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - More than 400 parks, memorials and federal sites are closed all across the country as part of the government shutdown including the Hoover Library and Museum in West Branch.
Eighty years after the great depression Iowa’s only president is still getting the blame as a passerby yells “ They should have shut it down years ago .. it’s a huge waste of taxpayer money.”
Tourist information radio tells you when you’re still miles away that the museum is closed, but Lorin Clark is still upset.
He and Tenguin Grace are on a cross country trip to see all the presidential grave sights and that trip just ended at the front gate of the Hoover Museum.
"They’re losing money, this just doesn’t make any sense. Government employees will all get their pay and the taxpayers are leaving without seeing what we should be seeing.”
They aren't the only ones who are disappointed. In West Branch the Hoover library and museum is located just about two blocks from the main street.
The Pink Pony ice cream parlor is packed on most warm days, but owner Brenda Welsch worries congress could melt her profits. This is the business she opened 2 ½ years ago after being laid off from her job. She says even on this first day she can tell the traffic coming into town from the interstate is down considerably.
"If it were to last four to six weeks yes .. that would be a great concern .. the Hoover library has been good to me since I opened the business I hate to see the doors closed over there."
Surveys indicate businesses all across the country are worried the government shutdown may impact the economy and give consumers one more reason to be uncertain about spending their money just as conditions are beginning to improve.