Think when writing artlcles.
On the Our Tax Dollars Pay for What? article on the National Parks, instead of bashing the places that continue to be as wild as the day the earth began consider this. You are not visiting the city or even a small town, these places are supported by our tax dollars to preserve them as they are and not turn our entier country in to black top and manufacturing. If you are not into the ruggedness of how the world really is stay at a resort, don't go where you are uncomfortable. There are others who enjoy going to some of these places and know how to handle being there and those of us who will defend keeping these areas wild and untamed even with our tax dollars.
I have been to two of these parks (badlands and wind cave) both are great parks and I had a great experience. I don't know how someone was able to write this article. Maybe the authors though of camping and experiencing nature is a 5 star resort in the mountains, but that's not what nature is about. These parks are perhaps some of the best use of our tax dollars.