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Re: $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks

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avatar $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks
November 17, 2009 03:16PM
Tired of constant threats to close California’s state parks, a coalition of environmental and nonprofit groups has proposed a ballot initiative that would charge motorists an additional $18 to register their vehicles in exchange for free admission to the state parks.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/story/923742.html
avatar Re: $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks
November 19, 2009 02:33PM
People who use the parks should pay entrance fees to those parks.

There are 25 million vehicles registered in CA, give or take.

Budget cuts amounted to $14 mil this year and $22 mil next year.

How about adding ONE DOLLAR to everyone's registration to make up for the budget cuts? That's a lot more sensical than making everyone pay an extra $18 whether they use state parks or not.
avatar Re: $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks
November 19, 2009 02:40PM
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Vince
People who use the parks should pay entrance fees to those parks.

You say that like it is an obvious thing. I'd like to see some reasons for your opinion. Hint: ideology doesn't count.

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There are 25 million vehicles registered in CA, give or take.

None of them belong to you.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2009 02:40PM by eeek.
avatar Re: $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks
November 19, 2009 02:59PM
In Montana, there is a similar fee. $4 per vehicle. You can decline to pay that (and risk a citation if found in a state park).



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks
November 19, 2009 09:05PM
People should pay entrance fees to a park they use. Otherwise they shouldn't have to pay anything at all. Obviously that's beyond eeek's logic.
avatar Re: $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks
November 19, 2009 11:57PM
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Vince
People should pay entrance fees to a park they use. Otherwise they shouldn't have to pay anything at all. Obviously that's beyond eeek's logic.

Obviously you can only state your opinion and can't support it. Just like I expected from you.
avatar Re: $18 vehicle fee proposed to help California’s parks
November 20, 2009 09:57AM
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Vince
People should pay entrance fees to a park they use. Otherwise they shouldn't have to pay anything at all.



The park budget contribution from the California State General Fund obviously originates from the Tooth Fairy.
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