( Picture on left is a clue what what you need to bring to see the Academy of Sciences)
Lets say you have a family of three, Mom, Dad and Junior and you want to take a little day trip to San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. This is a heavily subsidized state park, so you might expect that after all the fees and taxes you pay every year that the good ol’ state of California might give you a deal on the ticket price when you go to see our people’s museum, right? Well, if that’s what you thought, then you would be disappointed. Admission is $35 per adult! $25 for a child! If you go to the planetarium that’s extra. And if you stop in at the museum’s cafeteria for lunch, you will be lucky to get out the door for less than $50. Now add up bridge tolls, mileage cost and it all totals up to somewhere around $220 bucks for your day trip.
If you are in the middle income and under range it’s safe to say that there are very few families that can afford this educational visit. And what about those of us in retirement and living on social security? Well Bunky, chances are you’re not going, because you can’t afford it. Given their pricey food menu and pricier tickets, you might think this “public” park was made strictly for the pleasure of the rich folks. Isn’t it ironic that our elite liberals in Sacramento and San Francisco would do that to the blue collar folks and the impoverished elderly that usually vote democrat?