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Letter to the Editor: Zinke is gouging the taxpayers

Editor:

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently dismissed as an insult the charge that he used a private jet, which he charged to the government, for personal travel.  It turns out, according to him, it was a prop plane, not a jet.

I don’t think the American taxpayer cares whether Secretary Zinke travels via propellers, turbines, or even on the back of a flying pig.  He’s gouging the government, which means the taxpayers. Increasing National Park fees and sucking oil out of our coastlines is no way to beef up his budget.

Marilyn Lott, Front Royal

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