Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Burning question: As wildfire season nears, the aging fleet of air tankers raises concerns

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 02/14/2012
By Tom Toles

Just curious as to what the rugged individualist libertarian types out west have to say about this. The federal fleet of air tanker firefighting planes is aging and needs replacing, at $80,000,000 a pop.

I’m sure they are clamoring for this program to be zeroed out so as that they can be free of government interference. I’m sure it bothers them no end that city dwellers have to pay taxes to fight wildfires out in the countryside.

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