Posted: Jul 26, 2011 9:35 PM by Stephanie Collins
Updated: Jul 27, 2011 2:58 AM
When it comes to our nation's debt, American's want to be heard, both republicans and democrats are getting a flood of phone calls and emails.
Colorado lawmakers are no exception. At Congressman Doug Lamborn's office they took nearly 3,000 calls Tuesday on the debt ceiling issue. His office reports that at the start of the day around 60% of their callers said they didn't want any new taxes, but towards the end of the day the calls started changing, with around 90% of callers urging congress to pass a debt ceiling increase.
By the middle of the day at Senator Mark Udall's office, they had received nearly 800 calls. The flood of calls comes after President Obama asked Americans, during his address to the nation Monday night, to contact their state senators and representatives.
Congressman Scott Tipton hosted a town hall meeting over the phone, to take questions and get feedback. Overall callers just seemed anxious and frustrated, and want lawmakers to work together. They have until August 2nd to agree on a plan that would raise the nation's 14.3 trillion dollar debt ceiling, to avoid a government default.
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