Bureaucrats placed in charge of “public” lands — largely in the Western U.S. — are rewarded for poor management and punished for good management that might lower the cost to the public. They get further incentives toward mismanagement as a result of federal laws and regulations and the
Long before Obama, the federal government had been conducting a war against farmers and ranchers in the West. Every new action under the Endangered Species Act, every land grab (aka National Monument designation), every effort to introduce predators into lands used for decades, even centuries, to support human activity, is an assault by rich and powerful bullies who despise the simple lifestyle these hard-working people lead. But who will stop this war against the American West?