Arizonans want public services on the cheap, so outsourcing is inevitable. The outsourcers cut the benefits, increase the working hours, depress salaries, and invest in capital equipment that is more easily billed out than human beings. I appreciate that the Granite Valley Hotshots were dedicated and probably would have done their job for no pay at all, but for the people of Arizona to write them off even before they became the Hotshots is unforgivable. This is a cheap state, getting cheaper. And the climate is just going to get worse. We can all see what's coming: firefighters who will be gambling with their lives every call, for peanuts. It's going to be ugly and on all our consciences, all the time.