I agree with Chris completely.
And since I've been known to
I'll add my
Let's examine this thing about I paid my taxes
so blah, blah, blah and think about it for a moment.
I should be able to get into national parks without paying because I pay federal taxes
I should be able to get into state parks without paying because I pay state taxes
(Yeah I know AZ closed a bunch due to budget crunch)
I should be able to get into county parks without paying because I pay county taxes
(This includes Usery)
Unless one can draw a direct line from their taxes paid to a specific benefit, the I paid my taxes
argument is invalid.
To all those who feel they should be able to start at the Meridian TH (no-fee) to hike around Pass Mountain and use the facilities at Wind Cave TH
when walking by, I say stop whining about 90% of the trail being on Tonto land and not in the park and pay the fee for using the services.
Why is it so many people feel so specially entitled because they pay taxes? I spent my pre-teen years in South Africa and learned enough to know that the US is by far the best country to live in and I'm extremely happy to be a law-abiding tax-paying citizen. So I have no problem with paying for services I use directly that may or may not have come from the general tax fund.
Ok, that was more like
so sue me.