Yeah, I don't know whats going on with some of this crap but it's pretty stupid.
I can't imagine Obama himself giving specific orders to close specific sites, but I assume that whoever is in charge is working under Obama's orders. If they really are trying to maximize the inconvenience in hopes that people will blame the
I think they have miscalculated. If it's a place that never has federal employees around, and suddenly federal employees show up to put up barricades most people will see that as spending more money, not less. I think the
would come up looking better appearing to try to minimize the effect of the shutdown on the average American, not maximizing it.