The El Paso County commissioners usually don’t have positive things to say when it comes to the state or federal government.
But at its Tuesday’s meeting, commissioner Amy Lathen took the time to praise President Obama for promising to veto the massive healthcare bill moving through Congress if it added one more dime to the federal deficit.
“Stop the presses! Breaking news!” joked chairman Jim Bensberg.
Like other local governments, the county is seeing declining revenues. But Lathen is steadfastly opposed to the county accepting stimulus money from the federal government.
She argues that the billions of dollars being passed out will saddle future generations with an unconscionable amount of debt. And when those funds are depleted, she warns, local governments will be left holding the bag.