Letters to the Editor

October 7, 2013

Douglas Shaw: Yosemite closure hurts

While I appreciate our representative’s, Tom McClintock’s, remarks on the House floor on the importance of Yosemite National Park on our local economy, words are not enough. We need action. We need leadership.

While I appreciate our representative Tom McClintock’s remarks on the House floor on the importance of Yosemite National Park on our local economy, words are not enough. We need action. We need leadership.

As a small-business owner dependent on tourism from Yosemite, I cannot sit idly by and allow politics and D.C. posturing to ruin my business and the lives of my employees. Whether you agree or disagree with Obamacare, this should not be on the table when discussing the government shutdown. McClintock needs to put political gamesmanship aside and fund the federal government. Our community is suffering without this beautiful park open, but a patchwork fix is not the answer. Open the entire government and the vital services that help our economy and fellow Americans. More important, act like responsible leaders and do the people’s work, as we sent you to Washington to do.

If you agree, look up your representative at House.Gov with your ZIP code and tell him.

DOUGLAS SHAW

Midpines

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