Amid the fallout in Washington over plans to raise the debt ceiling, local leaders and residents from across the country have something to say about the contentious debate unfolding inside the Beltway.
Should the United States have begun the process of defaulting on its debts, the fallout from such an economic scenario would not have be confined to the nation's capital. It would likely have been felt across the country. Now with a deal in place to lift the deficit limit, spending cuts included in the agreement are poised to affect communities and residents on the local level. Check out the slideshow below from Patch reporters highlighting local perspectives and reaction to the situation in Washington.