Schumer Calls For Bi-partisanship, Warns Of Imminent Default
Published: July 22nd, 2011
By: Julian Kappel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Charles Schumer D-NY said during a conference call on Thursday that failing to come to an agreement and raise the debt ceiling would have ‘catastrophic’ effects on New York state.

According to Schumer, in the Southern Tier families could face more than $1,800 a year in extra costs for mortgage and credit card payments, gas, utilities and groceries if the U.S. was to default.

“It would have a devastating effect on many families,” said Schumer. “Money that could be paying for vacations, college or car payments would be going down the drain.”

Schumer said that bi-partisan agreement in Congress on raising the debt ceiling was the only way to avoid defaulting and that Democrats and Republicans would have to meet in the middle to come up with a compromise.

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