Monday, April 21, 2014 | 2:03 a.m.
The situation involving Cliven Bundy is an example of government fees that went unpaid for 20 years while Bundy ignored requests for payment for the illegal use of federal land for grazing.
His reasoning was that his family has used that land for 200 years.
If the federal government gave oil companies free use of federal land where there is oil and gave it to them without a lease, would anyone go for that?
If the federal government owned buildings and gave them to people rent-free, would anyone go for that? I certainly wouldn’t.
It’s the same thing as the Bundy situation. If he wants to use federal land for grazing, he should pay up. The federal government (the American people) is being shortchanged by this family.