I was walking around Box Wash this morning and saw a van load of Maricopa County employees, and since I had heard a rumor that Box Wash was going to become a Maricopa County Park this looked like the perfect time to find out whether or not there would still be Boondocking at box wash.
I went over and started talking to them, and sure enough, they were like a transition team dealing with the transfer from the BLM. They were very nice, answered all my questions about what was going on and sure enough sometime in the near future Box Wash will become a day use Park and a County run campground.
The young lady that I was talking to told me that one of the reasons this is happening is that the BLM doesn't have the money to take care of the people's land that they were put in charge of, and doing trades and deals with other government agencies is a way that they can save money. I believe this because the young lady I was talking to seem to be one of the Maricopa County employees that's involved in dealing directly with the BLM.
I personally find this situation both sad and disturbing. I don't doubt at all that the Department of Interior doesn't have enough money to operate effectively. I also have no doubts that the Washington politicians are, giving away, throwing away, wasting, and at times even stealing the huge amount of taxes that they're taking from us every year. And very little of that tax money ends up going for things that the American people really want and need.
I jump up on my soapbox and face the crowd,......
There's an election coming up this year and I believe the American people need to stop basing their voting decisions on how someone looks or how slick their speech is, and base your decisions on what the politician has actually done in the past, and what their political party has done when they have been in charge of anything.
It's not rocket science folks, just spend a few minutes googling up the most dangerous cities in America, and the cities in America that are the most deeply in debt, and the cities whose schools are failing miserably, and see who's been running them for a long time. If the people who have been running those places for decades are Democrats then don't vote for Democrats, and if the people who have been running those places for decades are Republicans then don't vote for Republicans. I repeat, base your decision on what politicians and their political parties have DONE and not what they SAY they're going to do. It's as simple as that.