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El Pasoans Ready For Compromise

El Pasoans Ready For Compromise
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 3:36pm

EL PASO - Democrats and Republicans refuse to compromise on a solution to raise the debt ceiling, and tonight that has some of you worried.

"It's just not fair, and it's not right to put the American people as hostage basically," Audrey Lavi said.

El Pasoans waiting for Congress to agree on a debt limit compromise are watching closely.

"If they keep giving themselves more room to pay more than what's actually being collected, then it's just going to be a vicious cycle of debt that is going to be really hard to get out of," Isabel Bellard said.

"What alarms me more is that our government seems to be locked up in discussions and arguments over what to do," Charles Morris said.

They want a solution, but they're tired of the fighting between Democrats and Republicans.

"I also believe that since it's close to election year, that both parties are using that to their advantage," Lavi said.

Seeing the failed votes and compromises is getting repetitive for a lot of people.

"Now that it's always on, I think I've kind of became immune to it, or almost apathetic to the whole issue, unfortunately," Bellard said.

If the debt limit isn't raised in the next four days the U.S. won't be able to pay it's bills and would default on loans. America's credit score would suffer. That could send shockwaves through the world financial markets and hurt everyone, from college students with federal loans to people who rely on Social Security.

"I hope that at some point in the future we get back to the U.S. Economy that I remember and love," Morris said.

"We just want a solution now," Bellard said.

A spokesperson for Congressman Silvestre Reyes told us El Pasoans, calling their office with concerns, have tied up their phones lines, and he received so many visits to his website, the server crashed.

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