According to an analysis conducted by the Office of Management and Budget,  “hundreds of national parks would have to shut down for parts of the year” if the budget proposed by U.S. Rep. (and VP candidate) Paul Ryan were to become law.

Rep. Mike Turner voter for the Ryan budget.

Yesterday the national park system turned 96 – and never missing a chance to gain political points for something he voted to severely defund- Turner posted birthday wishes on Facebook and Twitter saying “Thank you for everything you do to maintain our national parks for everyone to enjoy.”

The Ryan Budget would literally have shut down hundreds of national parks.   As a supporter of the budget, Turner’s statements about the value and importance of the National Park Service seem a little hypocritical.

Turner might consider adding another “thank you” to his list: to Senate Democrats for blocking the Ryan Budget from ever becoming law.