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Local Residents Frustrated Over Government Shutdown
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on October 11, 2013 @ 7:48PM
Created on October 11, 2013 @ 6:00PM

The government shutdown is impacting and frustrating a lot of you  so much that some of you took to the streets of Clarksburg to make sure your voices heard.

Their message was clear, and could be seen by anyone who drove past or over the bridge of the Nutter Fort exit of Route 50; Impeach the president.

This local protest is just one of the ways Americans are expressing their frustrations.

As the government shutdown continues to be drawn out by the day,  its clear that the backlash is only the beginning of a deeper blue and red divide. With the government shutdown in its second week,  and a possible default just days away, many local residents view this political clash with frustration, anger,  and a  "here-we-go-again" type of attitude.

According to residents who attended that protest on the bridge, they say they don't like what they see, don't agree on who's to blame and aren't sure on what the best solution would be, but they hope that someone comes up with a way out of the mess.

"We don't agree with the way the president is treating America, shutting everything down and it's just not right. This is supposed to be a free country, but he's taken everything away from us." said Donna Prangler, one of the protestors on the bridge on Friday.

But 5 News Wanted to know what other residents think about the shutdown, and who's to blame? As we all know everyone has an opinion on who's to blame between the president and the house, but besides the protesters on the bridge a lot of residents said they're just frustrated with all of it.

"I've been frustrated with the government for several months, longer than that actually. I'm upset they haven't gotten Benghazi settled, and now this fiasco that's going on in Washington." said Harrison County resident Saundra Landacra

Overall a majority of residents agreed that they still remain optimistic that when the dust clears, something good will come out of the standoff.


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Oct 15, 2013 at 7:22 AM
Uh, yes the President IS shutting down parks 'intentionally!' President Stompy Feet has went above & beyond what a President has to in order to make sure folks do not get into National Parks. For some reason, President Stompy Feet thinks HE owns the govt and we work for him.

The President can leave parks open if he wishes; but THIS one doesn't wish. He's even spending MORE to barricade the parks as "spite" to make sure citizens "feel" the pain of 'his' not getting everything he wants. He wouldn't 'exempt' vets to go into their own World War II memorial; but Stompy Feet DID have no problem 'exempting' some park workers to stay longer and use MORE barricades to try to keep those angry 90 year old, wheelchair-ridden veterans out "this time." And even the 90 year old vets are braver and have more character than our current sitting president. Vets won!!! Even at 90+ yrs old, these wonderful vets still fighting "for freedom." A great big THANK YOU for all you vets!!!
Oct 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM
"We don't agree with the way the president is treating America, shutting everything down and it's just not right. This is supposed to be a free country, but he's taken everything away from us." said Donna Prangler, one of the protestors on the bridge on Friday."

The President didn't shut anything down. Congress did. Congress voted in the Affordable Care Act, he just signed it. This is the problem with the people protesting, they are talking out of their rear-ends.
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