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How Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires

canetoad Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 2:59 AM
I thought it was Romney who was calling for less firefighters?
Rowdy9 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 5:59 AM
Uh...can you read? try the article above first.
Kevin348 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 3:33 AM
cane,

Firefighting is a state function, not a federal function.
canetoad Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 4:09 AM
So why is Michelle laying the blame at the Presidents feet.
dconnelly Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 7:07 AM
Because a large part of the fires that is burning are on federal acreage and is therefore federal responsibility.
TAZZ3 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 7:23 AM
Kevin 348 wrote ...

cane,

'' Firefighting is a state function, not a federal function. ''

So ... protecting our borders is a federal funtion ... but the states have to do it themselves ?

A lot of the land on fire is ' federal land ' ... but the states have to take care of it ?

Does anyone else see the irony in this ?
TAZZ3 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 7:23 AM
Kevin 348 wrote ...

cane,

'' Firefighting is a state function, not a federal function. ''

So ... protecting our borders is a federal funtion ... but the states have to do it themselves ?

A lot of the land on fire is ' federal land ' ... but the states have to take care of it ?

Does anyone else see the irony in this ?
king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 7:35 AM
If I were to mail a letter to the federal office ON THAT LAND, what state and zip would I put on the address?

Do you leftists even think?
David70 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 9:40 AM
Obozo is doing to the USFS air tanker fleet what he has & is doing to the military.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The smell of singed air here is inescapable. Less than 50 miles west of my neighborhood, the latest wildfire has spread across 1,100 acres. It's the fifth active blaze to erupt in our state over the past month. But ashes aren't the only things smoldering.

The Obama administration's neglect of the federal government's aerial tanker fleet raises acrid questions about its core public safety priorities. Bipartisan complaints goaded the White House into signing a Band-Aid fix last week. But it smacks more of election-year gesture politics: Too little, too late, too fake.

Ten years ago, the feds had a...