I saw this in the WaPost yesterday:
Federal budget to fight wildfires is depleted
"For the second straight year, the federal government has run through its budget for fighting wildfires amid a grueling, deadly season and will be forced to move $600 million from other funds, some of which help prevent fires."
"Reducing Forest Service funding affects rural economies, where the agency pays contractors to remove trees and brush, and other operations such as logging.
“I recognize that this direction will have significant effects on the public, whom we serve, and on our many valuable partners,” as well as on the agency’s ability to manage forests, Tidwell said. “I regret that we have to take this action and fully understand that it only increases costs and reduces efficiency.”
No, don't transfer any money from other accounts. Let the damn fires burn. All we hear from Republicans is that the federal budget is too big, that government doesn't do anything productive, and that government must be cut, cut, cut! They even want to shut down the damn government if they don't get their way.
So let these citizens get their wish. Let the West deal with their own fires. Let each rugged, patriotic, armed individual fight their fires like they used to back in the golden days of the 1700s.
Cut the government? Fine. Consider it done!