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How Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires

dsoares Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 11:59 PM
Ten years ago, the feds had a fleet of 44 firefighting planes. Today, the number is down to nine for the entire country Lets see--Obama has been in office 3.5 years--that means that most of the tankers were taken out of service---dare I say it---under Bush Republicans pay your taxes--the forest service would have the equipment to help ole Chelley out
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...