The faster a fire is attacked with a strong firefighting force the smaller and less expensive it will be. CalFire has a good model...fast aggressive initial attack.
Get the Welfare Fanchers with their cattle off the forest and we can pay for this fire with money left in the pocket!
A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concludes that the federal government spends at least $144 million each year managing private livestock grazing operations on publicly owned land but collects only $21 million in grazing fees-for a net loss of at least $123 million per year.
"$123 million is the minimum cost to the taxpayers, as several agencies failed to provide cost estimates to the GAO. Total fiscal subsidies are much more and the cost to the environment is immense,"
We can all thank the USFS for this big price tag and how out of control it got.
Things better change with their policy of letting fires burn.
Congress better act on this as their policy is just a way for them to over inflate the following years' budget so they get more funds.
I wonder how much Sierra Pacific Industries pays the state of California to protect its stands of timber.
That hunter is going to be a long time paying for his illegal campfire...
If we left the firefighting to private enterprise instead of the gubment, it would probably only cost a couple hundred thousand dollars.
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