The people who make a living from indirect federal compensation, such as the people near our federal parks and monuments, are complaining about the government shutdown. It would be interesting to know who they voted for in the last Senate race.
Our legislators and governor have talked about suing the federal government to take over all federal lands in Utah. With many of them being realtors, developers and speculators, it seems there is a personal interest leading this charge, at taxpayer expense.
The federal government has given states permission to open the parks. Just opening Zion National Park will cost in excess of $7 million a week! The state can't afford to pay teachers a reasonable salary, but can afford to subsidize a few businesses.