Thursday, June 21, 2012

Decadence of falling empire

The Teapublican public, acting through its minions in Congress, would rather risk killing pilots than to tax us and their wealthy sponsors to put out fires:

Modern airplanes are available, some able to skim up a bellyful of water from a lake without even stopping to land and thus to conduct dozens of drops a day, but these are too expensive for the private contractors who fly the forest missions.
Instead, we're using 60-year-old planes and blaming pilots for their own deaths.


Anonymous said...

Google 'canceled contract with Aero Union'...and 2009 was a year completely and utterly under Dem control...two facts atbodds with Teabagger narrative

lovable liberal said...

So now you can't tell the difference between 2009 and 2011, when the contract was cancelled? And Aero Union was flying the same obsolete tankers for which there are now options - unfunded?

What was the point you were trying to make?