America's $16 trillion gross debt has become the ugly baby neither Democrats or Republicans are willing to claim. But no amount of finger pointing will stop the clock – the fiscal cliff will soon become real unless lawmakers come together to put the nation’s interest ahead of partisan politics.
In your words, what can Congress do to turn around the country's financial crisis?
"There is a debt problem, however, the role of government is to provide services — it's of the people, by the people, for the people. You can blame one thing or another — the wars we're in, programs that provide the services to people in need. I think it's important to come together to think about the solutions and also what got us here since we don't want to replicate that in the future ... hopefully, we can reach common ground."
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