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Frustration over debt, shutdown

Rochester, N.Y.- It shouldn't have come to this.

The United States Senate may have reached a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling and end the government shutdown, but local voters are still disappointed.

"Worries me they it takes this long," said Mark Mayo. "It's a very big thing, it affects everyone. I'm worried it will happen again. We shouldn't be in this spot."

Wednesday morning, Senate leaders reached an agreement that will require house approval. It is considered a short term fix.

"I just want something done, period," said Greg Delorm, a Vietnam veteran.

Ezekiel Anderson of Rochester feels that federal lawmakers should have come up with a long term solution to the budget woes faced by the nation.

"I think that the government needs to be responsible and be responsible to those voting for them," Anderson said.

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Washington Times