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Say What? Austinites Sound Off On Latest Budget Battle
Between Congress being off and the president wrapping up a vacation not a whole lot has been done to resolve the budget impasse that led to forced budget cuts. Both sides blame the other and – ironically -- the party faithful are also blaming their own elected representatives. Just take a look at what viewers are telling KEYE TV's Fred Cantu:
Lisa Barton: There's no one that's willing to compromise. Everyone feels they need to hold strong to whatever it is they're fighting for. You can't win when nobody's going to give. That's what drives me crazy.
Kristy Jackson: I know it's completely different, but you try to plan a birthday party and everybody wants something different and I think they're just having a really hard time getting together.
Mark Angel: I heard a pundit one time say that regardless what the Republicans say or do they're going to get 12 percent of the vote and regardless what the democrats do they're going to get 12 percent of the vote. So that's kind of the extreme groups. If you add that up that's a quarter of the country that's extreme. That's a high percentage.
Bill Blackwood: We don't like it but what are we going to do, you know, you fight and fight and fight and seems like you get nowhere.
Interestingly Fox News surveyed a thousand people and asked both Republicans and Democrats what position they would like to see their party change. At the top of the list for both sides was a change in their party line on government spending.
By Fred Cantu