Feds Evict Elderly Couple Who Owned Their Home For 40 Years Citing Government Shutdown

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It sounds like satire. However, for Joyce and Ralph Spencer the story is all too real. Joyce is 77, Ralph, her husband, is 80. They’ve owned their Lake Mead home in Las Vegas, Nevada since the 1970s.

Last Thursday park rangers arrived at the elderly couple’s home and forced them to leave. Their home sits on federal lands. Even though the Spencer’s have owned their home for more than 4 decades, the park ranger told them they could not return until a budget was passed.

“I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in,” Mrs. Spencer said of her husband Ralph. She also forgot to get his jeans and undershirts, so she is having to go into town to purchase more for him.

The Spencer’s protest that they own the property and they should be allowed in- shutdown or not.

KTNV reports that the couple is spending most of their time at the local ice cream shop and are staying with family members who live nearby.

The Federal Government remains partially shutdown due to Senate democrats’ and President Obama’s unwillingness to negotiate with republicans on the president’s struggling healtcare law, better known as Obamacare.

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13 comments for “Feds Evict Elderly Couple Who Owned Their Home For 40 Years Citing Government Shutdown

  1. Nick
    October 11, 2013 at 12:57 am

    There’s more to this story, folks. The people here leased the land around Lake Meade with an explicit written requirement that this home be a vacation home only, and that they have a permanent residence elsewhere. They either didn’t understand the rules when they moved in, or they decided to disregard them to their own detriment.

    Get all the facts, they make a difference. I really don’t have much sympathy for them.

  2. Terry
    October 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I see them recalling furloughed workes on a daily basis to suit their needs. If they’re going to shut it down then shut is down and see the damage he has created completely. Why hasn’t he been impeached already? To put these people out of their home is horrible!! Why aren’t the people guarding the whitehouse furloughed? Aren’t they gov’t employees?

  3. October 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    These folks are typical of timid, fearful, malleable Americans who just do what they are told. They cannot fight back because they are living breathing examples of Auntie Em who, as you will remember, told Dorothy, “We can’t go against the law Dorothy.” So much for the Yellow Brick Road, and life as a Journey, eh? With these people as examples no one would ever risk anything, or discover anything!
    Furthermore they have no idea of the larger implications of what is being done to them. For them it is probably just an inconvenience that effects only them. This fellow was born before WWII and probably fought in Korea to, he thought, protect his home! But if a brown shirted forest ranger tells him to leave his home for no logical reason he will not fight for it. Let’s hope that people like these are not at our backs when the real crisis comes–or that we ourselves don’t end up looking like them. If we do, God help us.
    And as for Texasladyjuanita’s comments, does she really think anybody is listening? At this point words without teeth are not worth much. Where has she been the last 15 to 20 years? Every system for seeking “redress of grievance” is broken, down, and in fact wroks to do the very opposite of its mandated purpose. This includes the three branches of government, the schools, the un-free press, the churches, and the Constitution which without the attention of the people is a dead symbol, a thing without life. And since the Constitution is ignored by all of those institutions that are charged with interpreting and enforcing it, it is a dead thing and perhaps even beyond reviving. JWC

  4. October 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    fuck the government

  5. BambiB
    October 7, 2013 at 8:20 am

    They should go back, refuse to leave and force the Federales to physically remove them… getting it all on tape, of course. This is the true face of the O-Bomb-Ya! administration. If Obama doesn’t get his way, he throws a temper tantrum and tries to hurt everyone he can.

  6. October 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Does the lease call for this? What does it say? Are they to be given compensation for the loss of use? Is this a fifth amendment case?

  7. Jeff
    October 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Wait isn’t the White House on federal land?!

  8. Vickie
    October 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    The question is why state and local officials and the LEO’s are allowing these vindictive policies to be carried out.

  9. Stuart James
    October 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I love how they have signs that site the government shutdown…

  10. October 6, 2013 at 3:44 am

    No sheriff there to protect these people against this unlawful attack on their privacy?

  11. October 6, 2013 at 2:12 am

    I Pray everyday that something positive will come from this budget impass, ie: Obama has a massive heart attack and dies.

  12. Doris Beeler
    October 6, 2013 at 1:52 am

    isn’t that the truth?

  13. October 6, 2013 at 1:32 am


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