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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The National Park Service proposes more than doubling the entrance fees at 17 popular national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone, to help pay for infrastructure improvements.

Under the agency's proposal, the entrance fee for a private vehicle would jump to $70 during peak season, from its current rate of $25 to $30.

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It is so much more enjoyable to visit National Parks without a bunch of poor people blocking your view.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-25 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But they're allowing plastic water bottles. So we can pay someone to pick them up.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-25 10:35 AM | Reply

Starve the beast, national parks style.

In a few years they'll claim falling numbers of visitors means they should be opened up for oil/gas, mining and timber companies to plunder.

I'm curious how many of them on the list are ones corporations have been itching to get into.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-25 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#1 Poor people aren't the problem. Tour buses full of rude Japanese, Korean and Indian tourists are. Anyone been to Yellowstone lately? The area around the Grand Prismatic Spring is littered with "sun hats" that have blown off Asian women and fallen into pristine ecosystems.

#4 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-10-25 11:38 AM | Reply

The plan has always been, 1)cut taxes on the 1%, 2) cut funding for things the middle class enjoys and 3) increase fees for the middle class. That way the middle class pays for the tax cuts for the 1%.

But her emails.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-10-25 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What's Donald's cut?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-25 12:45 PM | Reply

"But her emails"... kept her from getting in to be the one to push the plan?

#7 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2017-10-25 01:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This is --------.

Trump people suck.

#8 | Posted by Angrydad at 2017-10-25 10:25 PM | Reply

Why don't they just allow corporate sponsorship? Cash4Gold will sponsor Yellowstone, 3M can sponsor the Grand Canyon, Warner Bros can sponsor Yosemite, Ford can do Denali, you get the idea

#9 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 10:35 PM | Reply

How should it be funded?

I had to purchase both a state park and metro park pass this year just to watch my youngest run a couple of cross-country meets. The fees were higher than a year ago.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-25 10:39 PM | Reply

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Should these parks go into disrepair because it's unfair to temporarily increase admission prices to fund maintenance and upgrades?

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-25 10:41 PM | Reply

Why don't they just allow corporate sponsorship? Cash4Gold will sponsor Yellowstone, 3M can sponsor the Grand Canyon, Warner Bros can sponsor Yosemite, Ford can do Denali, you get the idea

#9 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

I know that was tongue-in-cheek, but the fact is were that to happen these repairs/upgrades could be done without increasing the ticket prices.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-25 10:43 PM | Reply

www.npca.org

or they could just you know, not cut the budget

#13 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 10:45 PM | Reply

in my humble opinion a few billion cut from defense spending and spent on our national parks would be a good way to spend money

#14 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 10:48 PM | Reply

Troofy,

There are a million ways to skin a cat.

Bottom line is that spending needed to be increased and it needed to be funded.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-25 10:51 PM | Reply

yep, so cut budget and increase fees, that way the 1% don't have to pay as much, win-win

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 10:53 PM | Reply

it seems to me a wealthy nation should fund the preservation of it's proud natural and historic treasures.

#17 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 10:54 PM | Reply

National Park: Poor People Keep Out

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-25 11:04 PM | Reply

Now I have a reason to go.

Less riff raff.

Oh, there appears to be a gay cruise advertised on this thread.

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-25 11:07 PM | Reply

Now I have a reason to go.
Less riff raff.
Oh, there appears to be a gay cruise advertised on this thread.
#19 | Posted by eberly

you know online advertising is tailored to their search history, right?

#20 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 11:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

their=your

dagnabit

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 11:10 PM | Reply

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#22 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-25 11:21 PM | Reply

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#23 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-25 11:22 PM | Reply

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#22 | Posted by eberly

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#24 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 11:24 PM | Reply

After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?"

"Yes, he does," he replied.

When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. "What do you think, Simon?" he asked. "From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes--from their own children or from others?"

"From others," Peter answered.

--Matt 17:24-26

#25 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-10-26 12:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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