Taking on the role of Robin Hood is U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, who found a formidable solution to Washington’s cash flow problem by liberating tax dollars from the bloated budget of the EPA to fund deserving projects like wildfire prevention.
Opposing his successful effort to redirect $20 million from the agency’s administration fund to the Wildland Fire Management account was absolutely no one – the measure passed on a unanimous voice vote.
“With limited resources available, we must prioritize spending to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used in the most impactful and efficient way possible. Hazardous fuels reduction is desperately needed in forests across the Western United States to reduce the occurrence and severity of wildland fires,” Tipton said.
The amendment was attached to the interior and environmental appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016, which has already passed the Senate and is expected to pass the House in July.
We can think of no better way to fund legitimate roles of the federal government, than by stripping crucial tax dollars away from wasteful regulatory agencies that are used primarily for the political purposes of a select class of bureaucrats.