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Meanwhile, Congress and the administration have become punching bags for local officials across the country.
Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, warned that the nation’s fiscal problems “will fall over into our states” if a deal isn’t done soon.
Also appearing on “Face the Nation,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said each and every member of Congress “should submit their resignations” if they fail to reach a debt-ceiling agreement.
“I think Washington has its head in the sand,” the Democratic mayor said.
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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.
Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.
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