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South Georgians worry over meeting debt deadline

Congress will vote Monday night on a deficit cutting plan that would keep the federal government from defaulting on its debt at midnight.

There is still resistance from some Democrats and some Republicans to the agreement worked out over the weekend between the President and congressional leaders. House and Senate leaders have been meeting all day with rank-and-file members to promote the package and ensure votes.

Many south Georgians say this shouldn't have come down to the last minute.

"I figured something would get worked out, it's a bunch of grown ups acting like children if you ask me," said Jeff Spence, a concerned citizen.

The legislation would slice more than $2 trillion from federal spending over a decade and permit the nation's $14.3 trillion borrowing cap to increase another $2.4 trillion. Many worry the fighting over this issue isn't finished and will continue next election year.

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