Statewide News
6:47 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Voter Frustration Grows as Debt Deadline Looms

Americans are growing anxious as Congress continues debating whether to raise the government's debt ceiling and under what conditions.

Thousands of voters have been contacting their representatives locally and on Capitol Hill. The Associated Press is reporting that most of those voters say they want Congress to strike a deal ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

Lawmakers and aides say people on virtually every side of the debate have chimed in, from those who don't want the debt ceiling raised or who favor sharp budget cuts to those who want to raise taxes on the rich and points in between.

In Ohio, Mike Wilson wants more cuts than are being talked about. He's the leader of one of the state's first tea party groups and says he has pressured Ohio's delegation to take a harder line on cuts.