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GOP wants to kill Smokey the Bear






Smokey Bear up in smoke? House GOP takes aim

By Emily Heil


Is nothing sacred? We get that House Republicans are dead serious in their efforts to trim federal spending and cut the national debt, but we had no idea how far they were willing to go…until now.

They may be proposing giving the axe to none other than the beloved icons Smokey Bear [3] and Woodsy Owl. Yes, that’s Smokey of “only you can prevent forest fires” fame and Woodsy, who charmingly warns schoolchildren to “give a hoot, don’t pollute.”

Why, Smokey and Woodsy are national treasures! There’s even a law [4] protecting Smokey’s integrity and an adorable brochure [5] dedicated to making sure that he’s portrayed properly. Read More [6]