In the GOP Pledge to America, a so-called “promise” made by D.C. Denny Rehberg and his Washington cronies, you’ll find glossy photographs of the American landscape, the great national parks and monuments like Mount Rushmore.
But what the Pledge to America doesn’t say is that it’s really more of a threat than a promise. If all of its provisions were to be enacted, then in a mere ten years, according to a leading economist, the federal government would have no money to maintain any of those beautiful places, which are key to Montana’s economy.
As Howard Gleckman, a Resident Fellow at the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, told NPR recently of Rehberg’s plan for national parks:
They’d be closed. Maybe we could sell them to Hilton or something. But essentially, they would be closed.