Obama's national park shutdown and barricades cost taxpayers $414 million

 The World War II Memorial is closed due to the government shutdown as seen on October 1, 2013. John Shinkle/POLITICO

(Gateway Pundit) -- Obama’s shutdown of the national parks and barricades at the nation’s memorials cost the country $414 million.

The AP reported:

The government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending, the Interior Department said Monday.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the 16-day shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic engine for local economies across the country.

“The very unfortunate government shutdown of October had one silver-lining: Communities realized just how much benefit they get from the parks being open,” Jewell said in a conference call with reporters. “Let’s hope we never have to go there again.”

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