October 22, 2013 > Letter to Editor: Funds to fight forest fires
Letter to Editor: Funds to fight forest fires
How presumptuous of me to suggest how billionaires should spend [their money] on charity. CÕmon Ellison and Zuckerberg, and all you ÒlesserÓ mega-rich Californians mentioned in Forbes Richest Americans. Has it ever occurred to you to fund planes and helicopters to put out California forest fires?
Just think, it would be a way to benefit every person, every animal and so many trees plus improving the air quality of our state. In addition, you would have the gratification of seeing aircraft overhead christened ÒLarryÓ and ÒMarkÓ! I know the air is rarified up in your [income] brackets, but you could help clear the air for all of us, including yourselves.
If you California billionaires wonÕt fund replacements for our woefully inadequate fleet, then who will? Bill Gates, our Croesus neighbor to the north is charitable, but he has his own forests he could take care of in Washington. Obviously our state wonÕt budget for planes here in California; high speed rail takes precedence.