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gdjoslin 06-03-2009 04:35 PM

The National Park Service is letting everyone in for free 3 days this summer. I am not really for it. Opening the doors during the busiest part of the year?? That makes no sense to me. If you are going to do it, do it during a slow time. Our area is so crowded during the summer anyway, we don't need any more!
I am not real sure why they are doing this anyway. Anyone who can not afford to get in probably can not afford the fuel to get there. The system needs money, how much are they going to loose from this?

gdjoslin 06-03-2009 04:35 PM

The National Park Service is letting everyone in for free 3 days this summer. I am not really for it. Opening the doors during the busiest part of the year?? That makes no sense to me. If you are going to do it, do it during a slow time. Our area is so crowded during the summer anyway, we don't need any more!
I am not real sure why they are doing this anyway. Anyone who can not afford to get in probably can not afford the fuel to get there. The system needs money, how much are they going to loose from this?

penny3333 06-04-2009 10:20 AM

You're right, Gary, the national parks are so underfunded now it's crazy. I don't know what the solution is except to get people back to work. There are so very many things we could do to put people back to work. Mass transit, roads, "green" jobs, alternative energy, etc. Instead of lining the pockets of those that already have the money. Maybe if they would have let the ones fail that were going to fail and taken the TARP funds to promote new jobs we wouldn't be in this mess. I still think they should have sent the money to the taxpayers with the stipulation that you: pay off all credit cards, pay off all loans, pay off all mortgages, then with the money left over send it to fund either education, health or infrastructure. If this wasn't done, you'd go to jail. The taxpayers would have done what they were suppose to have done, the car companies would have had money, the banks would have had money, and it would have been a start for all the other projects needed. Instead the greedy ones used the money for "bonuses", "retreats", "golden parachuttes", etc. Why aren't they in jail? To me, it's theft.

gdjoslin 06-04-2009 12:20 PM

A few years back they did a free day on Veterns Day. I wrote a letter to our rep. I thought that was a good idea, but it should be for A few day for Vets, they earned it. I also think that it should go a step beyound that. Any Lifer, or Medical Veteran should get a life time pass. Those getting out with an Honorable should get a pass good for a few years. They fought and protected this land. The deserve to see it free of charge.
Just my thoughts.

penny3333 06-04-2009 01:30 PM

I agree, and sorry for the rant. It's just really been getting to me lately watching our country going down the tubes. The vets have been getting the shaft for years and years. We owe much more than just our gratitude.


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