Making the Shutdown Hard
Surprise - they did it on purpose.
As you know, the Obama administration ordered the closing of all national parks due to the government shutdown. In many cases, this took more effort and expense than merely leaving the open-air places open. Indeed, an angry Park Ranger confirmed that it was all politics: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” It’s also standard operating procedure for Barack Obama.