The trend is to let fires burn if fire service is not subscribed to. That makes gov services optional and not available to to those who cannot afford them. They would rather let local government go bankrupt than help from Washington. That was the beef against Obama. He thought local government should not go bankrupt. These Tea Party Yahoos threaten to push the US into bankruptcy for ideology. they plan to default on the National debt, making the dollar worthless if they can get away with it.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's right should be wary of U.S. conservatives