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Sequestration causes changes at Eugene O'Neill and John Muir National Historic Sites

Original post made on Apr 18, 2013

Visitors to the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site and Tao House will see changes in operation hours and services as a result of sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board permanent spending cuts.

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Posted by Marylyn
a resident of Diablo
on Apr 18, 2013 at 8:32 am

Interesting the author forgot to mention the whole sequester concept was Obama's idea and request back in 2011!!! Yes, the same fellow who is currently planning to send a Saudi national back to his country rather than investigate the Saudi's possible involvement in the Monday bombing.


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Posted by To
a resident of Danville
on Apr 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

Hey Marylyn,

You also forgot to mention that Obama was seen at the finish line of the Boston Marathon with a large Black bag on Monday. I also hear he was out at the fertilizer plant in Texas yesterday. What amazes me the most is that he has any time to do these things when he is personally deciding every single sequester cut.


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Posted by Anne
a resident of Danville
on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Our elected officials have very nice retirement, health, and travel and expense budgets that need to be scrutinized. They designed great, and apparently untouchable, entitlement programs for themselves. THEY need BIG cutbacks- NOW. Let a few of them FLY COACH; the savings could fund National Parks.

Get our Elected Officials under control and the budget will not be such a problem. Their benefits and expense packages should be downsized NOW.


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Danville
on Apr 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

@Marylyn, the "Saudi" (your word) in question was investigated. Even Fox news considered his treatment uncalled for.

Back to the actual topic: I've had sequestration at work and now my husband may face the same. Tough times, it's up to us to adjust or seek employment elsewhere.


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Posted by GG
a resident of Danville
on Apr 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Hey "To",

President Odrama was too wiped out dealing with his Sequester Concert that included performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, to have handled any of those events you mentioned. The sequester seems to have hit home hard for him, one of his Chefs at the White House was laid off.


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Posted by danville resident
a resident of Danville
on Apr 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

It is puzzling to me why a 5% cut would cause the O'Neil House to go from four days of reservations down to two. Cutting services to visitors by 50% to save cutting what else?