There’s a non-sewer debt payment of $20 million coming up. And, of course, the county doesn’t have $20 million. A default on that could wipe out all sorts of county services, including public safety. But it’s not like public safety is important or something.
So, while Treasury is saying that it won’t help local governments, a congressman in Pennsylvania is threatening action to make it help. However, Artur Davis says he won’t support such a measure, and he’s the Democrat — moreover, the Democrat with close ties to Barack Obama. The local Republican, Spencer Bachus, is more open to such a move.