Originally Posted by Boatguy30
Okay, I'm done. April 15 is coming. No complaining this year then.
You know people with hang-ups about the taxes
thing and the cost of the rescue
really kill me.
The rescuers are there to provide a combat support service
. If a fighter or bomber crashes in the ocean, they want their expensive pilot back and they sure as hell want to know what happened to the likely more expensive aircraft that was lost
So if people don't like it that their taxes
go to rescue
civilians when the SAR services aren't chasing down lost
servicemen, they should express their opinions to their elected officials and direct them to reduce defense budgets. In the meantime it's good practice.
One thing that I thought was of particular interest when watching the rescue crew's press conference was that the crew expressed how deeply rewarding it was for them to rescue actual Americans for a change.
Sounds like that particular air rescue wing from California
covers all the way down to the equator and as far west as Hawaii
In their own words, while they mostly save merchant mariners and fisherman of all nations, they RARELY ever have occasion to rescue people from the good old US of A.
How do you think the tax weenies would feel knowing that their tax dollars by and large are being spent to rescue citizens of our pacific rim neighbors who are busy robbing the oceans off our shores blind of their resources?
I believe Atoll had expressed concern about Taiwanese long liners in the area stripping Rebel Heart before it could be recovered. When those same long liners have troubles off our shore do you think they call the Taiwanese Air Force to save them? Ha