Jerry Thomas: We all benefit from a well-funded government |

Jerry Thomas: We all benefit from a well-funded government

We owe tremendous thanks to the firefighters. These are truly risk takers and heroes. We need to remember that they are paid for with tax dollars.

There are some who claim that lowering taxes and declaring war on big government is the way forward. Yet with massive numbers of fire fighters required throughout the state to combat the many fires now burning requires well funded government and well trained and compensated personnel to get the job done. Austerity does not lead to prosperity. In fact, small government in this case would be dangerous.

If you want a great state and a great country it has to be paid for.

Jerry Thomas

Nevada City

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