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senate Bill S. 327

Should All Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities Receive Free National Parks Passes?

Argument in favor

Experiencing the outdoors can be very healing and restorative, especially America’s National Parks and federal recreational lands. As a way of showing gratitude to those who have served, this bill would allow any veteran with a service-connected disability to receive free National parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, not just those who have 100% disability.

jimK's Opinion
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11/16/2020
Sure. Why not? But why now? How about giving free lifetime passes to to 500,000 Americans which will have been killed by March due to our legislature’s inability or unwillingness to correct the trump experiment? Oh yeah, they will be dead by the time the parks re-open. PRIORITIES!!!
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Brian's Opinion
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11/16/2020
Our veterans should be rewarded for their service, especially those who might have been disabled for performing their duty. The National Park System is one of our great treasures, and giving disabled veterans lifetime free admission seems like a just reward and a great opportunity to provide the healing ability of nature to these veterans. This wouldn't really cost us anything, and may help boost attendance at some parks.
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larubia's Opinion
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11/16/2020
Veterans who have served, with service related disabilities should have access to a lot of things! One of them being free access to National Parks. I would add so much more. These men & women have lost so much to serve and protect us all. Whatever we can give back, we should!!!
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Argument opposed

People who are classified as having 100% permanent disabilities are already eligible for free National Parks Passes. Broadening the group of people who are eligible for free National Parks Passes would by definition reduce the number of people who might purchase passes, thereby reducing the National Parks Services’ revenue.

Alexandra's Opinion
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11/16/2020
Instead of giving them Natl Parks passes as an "attaboy" give them free healthcare for the duration of their lives. Every veteran should be taken care of.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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11/16/2020
How about fully funding the VA instead of platitudes? Save this cute stuff for AFTER the big problems are managed.
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mtracy's Opinion
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11/17/2020
In a country where 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans I would consider this a slap in the face. It is disrespectful to those who have served our country. Albeit, I don’t agree with America’s obsession with the military industrial complex, but to people who do lay their life down for what they see is American freedom, they deserve better than to see some National Parks. They deserve housing, healthcare, water, and every necessity to live.
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    Sure. Why not? But why now? How about giving free lifetime passes to to 500,000 Americans which will have been killed by March due to our legislature’s inability or unwillingness to correct the trump experiment? Oh yeah, they will be dead by the time the parks re-open. PRIORITIES!!!
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    Instead of giving them Natl Parks passes as an "attaboy" give them free healthcare for the duration of their lives. Every veteran should be taken care of.
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    How about fully funding the VA instead of platitudes? Save this cute stuff for AFTER the big problems are managed.
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    Yes, but more important is the healthcare they are receiving (or not)!
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    Our veterans should be rewarded for their service, especially those who might have been disabled for performing their duty. The National Park System is one of our great treasures, and giving disabled veterans lifetime free admission seems like a just reward and a great opportunity to provide the healing ability of nature to these veterans. This wouldn't really cost us anything, and may help boost attendance at some parks.
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    Veterans who have served, with service related disabilities should have access to a lot of things! One of them being free access to National Parks. I would add so much more. These men & women have lost so much to serve and protect us all. Whatever we can give back, we should!!!
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    In a country where 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans I would consider this a slap in the face. It is disrespectful to those who have served our country. Albeit, I don’t agree with America’s obsession with the military industrial complex, but to people who do lay their life down for what they see is American freedom, they deserve better than to see some National Parks. They deserve housing, healthcare, water, and every necessity to live.
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    Will the President sign this legislation giving Park Passes to Disabled Vets? He should. Costs Nothing for this Token Gesture. We'll see. ************** Representatives & Senators, Thank you for passing The Wounded Veterans Reaction Act, Senate Bill S. 327 [Please support Senate Bill S. 327.] It is a lovely gesture. Fresh air, sunshine, trees, and majestic views. However, I want you to consider an opinion by a fellow Causes poster: "Vets don’t need free passes to state parks that already underfunded can’t really afford to take another financial hit when parks are constantly catching on fire. What Vets need is better healthcare, vocational rehabilitation, and mental health services. This seems like a feel-good bill." Further, my dear Senators, while you do support the far more important COVID-19 relief legislation, you are failing the leadership test abysmally. You are allowing Trump and McConnell to stop the legislation from going through when COVID Relief has the overwhelming support of the American people. You are allowing Trump's false narrative to deceive 48% of American's with your inaction. Many of Cable TV's talking heads believe Trump and most Republicans are wrecking America’s democratic system of government and they are 100% right, but I believe the Democrats are contributing by their failure to fight hard. Revised 11/17/2020
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    Anything for these folks --
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    WTF??!!! Ok, give out passes. But corona ravaged American citizens need healthcare NOW, need rent relief NOW, healthcare workers NOW need PPE, MORE NURSES AND DOCTORS, HOSPITAL SPACE RIGHT FUC#ING NOW. And, our congress is wasting time on free frigging passes to a national park?!
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    So nice of you Rep. Brady to vote Yes on this you F’ing Authoritarian loving COWARD! When are you going to call up President-Elect Biden to congratulate him and then go on Faux Noise and tell the Dump it’s over and time to transition over! Like I said, COWARD!
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    @Jimk Right on dammit. Right on.
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    While the intent of the original bill to allow disabled Veterans to access National Parks & Recreational Lands at no cost was good, there should never have been a criteria in terms of percent of disability, i.e. 100% disability. This bill rectifies the shortfall.
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    Yes
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    Yep!
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    Vets don’t need free passes to state parks that already underfunded can’t really afford to take another financial hit when parks are constantly catching on fire. What Vets need is better healthcare, vocational rehabilitation, and mental health services. This seems like a feel good bill.
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    Why not?
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    Anything we can do for our veterans.
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    This is a no brainer - of course they should.
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    It’s the least we can do for them.
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