United States Representative Cynthia Lummis held a town hall meeting yesterday at the Sheridan County Courthouse. The Commissioners meeting room was filled to capacity with people discussing a wide variety of topics. Some of the questions asked of Lummis concerned wilderness areas, fairness doctrines, cap and trade, and healthcare.
When it comes to the economy, Lummis said that the stimulus efforts are not succeeding. Each stimulus created job costs nearly $230,000. Jobs created in the private sector cost an average of $40,000 to $50,000.
Lummis also commented on the current war in Afghanistan. She says the U.S. will not be able to defeat Al Qaeda without confronting the Taliban.
One of the questions asked several times regarded the Rock Creek area. Lummis said she would support designating it as a wilderness area if all the local entities agreed that it was necessary. She pointed out that the ruggedness of the area may serve to protect Rock Creek just as well as a wilderness designation.
Lummis will hold town hall meetings in several other Wyoming communities on this trip.