Forest Circus Budget Reform Campaign
abier at mail.saber.net
Wed Sep 13 14:47:35 EST 2000
Interesting thoughts here - Replace one agency that is known (whether
good or bad) with one thet isn't. I think there's a poor bunch of
thinking here. - A
Karl Davies wrote:
> Joseph Zorzin wrote:
> > Forest Circus Budget Reform Campaign
> > http://www.taxpayer.net/forest/
> > Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter at the bottom right corner
> > of the web site.
> > Each state should have such a reform campaign to bring its state
> > agencies up to snuff.
> Is "reform" of any of these agencies possible? Or are they so
> hopeless as to require total elimination and replacement with
> something else entirely? The latter is definitely the case regarding
> the Forest Circus, and I would suspect the the same is true for most
> state "forestry" (read logging) agencies.
> BTW, how did the GAO and Taxpayers for Common Sense come up with only
> $1.05 billion in losses for 1995-97? With total budgets of around
> $3.5 billion per year, and less than $.1 billion being returned to the
> Treasury, I figure the Forest Circus is losing at least $6.4 BILLION
> PER YEAR because public land forest management should cost no more
> than 35% of gross receipts.
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