Saxby discusses debt - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Saxby Chambliss discusses debt

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Georgia's senior U.S. Senator says leaders in Washington have to put the country's best interest over their party affiliation and get to work to solve the nation's debt crisis.

We caught up with Senator Saxby Chambliss at the Colquitt County Packers game Friday night.

He's leading an effort to bring Democrats and Republicans together to talk about ways to solve the problem.

Chambliss says the deficit is increasing by $1.5 trillion each year. He says the government must reform entitlement programs such as social security and medicare.

He doesn't want to raise taxes and says there are plenty of places Congress can cut spending.

"If we don't get our arms around the 14.5 trillion dollar debt, it's going to be left for our children and grandchildren which means the next generation will be the first generation ever to inherit an America not as good as their parents' America," said Chambliss.

Chambliss was part of the gang of six that worked on a long term-debt reduction plan. He led an effort to expand that group.

There are now 38 senators, 19 democrats and 19 republicans, who have agreed to work together on the debt.

Chambliss took part in a pre-game ceremony at Friday night's game in Moultrie to honor a former president.

Chambliss tossed a commemorative coin honoring Ronald Reagan.

The Ronald Reagan Centennial National Football coin toss will be held before games around the country all weekend.

It's part of a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth. He would have turned 100 back on February 6th.